Patricia Orozco

Lecturer of Spanish

M. Patricia Orozco Watrel earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Spanish from the Catholic University of America. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in English Language & Literature from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Languages/Spanish Language & Literature from George Mason University.

She is a specialist in Spanish Realism and her minor fields of studies are Spanish Baroque Novel, 20th century Spanish Modern Peninsular Novel, and 19th & 20th century Latin American Novel.

Her most recent publication combines both of her interests: foreign language learning and literary studies. She is the author of “La Edad Media en repaso: materiales para estudios literarios en el aula de E/LE” published in Visiones transdisciplinarias en torno a patrimonio, creatividad y poesía (2018). She has also published on 19th century narrative: “Motivación artística en Gloria (1876)” (2015).

Dr. Orozco has also given more than a dozen national and international scholarly talks on literary and language learning topics. Her courses include: Realism in Spain and Peninsular literature as well as language courses.

Located in Combs Hall – Room 204

(540) 654-1976