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Patricia Montilla Keeling Instructor World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU
Spanish Instructor and Assistant Director of the Advanced Programs
M.A. Spanish: Latin American Studies and Spanish Translation Certificate
B.S. Business Administration-Marketing

Professor Patricia Montilla Keeling has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Marketing from University of Maryland. She also obtained a Master of Arts, Spanish: Latin American Studies and Spanish Translation Certificate from American University. In 2017 she received the Jack Child Graduate Award for her research that studied the transformation of social and economic relations in Cuba due to the normalization of USA/Cuban diplomatic relations. She researched paladares—small, privately owned restaurants usually set up in homes—as protocapitalist structures in Cuban society.

She teaches all levels of Spanish Language courses such as Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Because her background in Latin American Studies, she focuses on content-based pedagogy and socio-cultural awareness when teaching the Spanish Language. She is currently the assistant director of the Spanish Advanced Programs.
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Spring 2024

  • SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I

  • SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I

  • SPAN-353 Adv Spanish II: Latin America

Fall 2024

  • SPAN-253 Spanish, Intermediate II

  • SPAN-253 Spanish, Intermediate II

  • SPAN-352 Adv Spanish I: Spain