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Patricia Montilla Keeling Instructor Department of World Languages and Cultures

Contact
Send email to Patricia Montilla Keeling
CAS - World Languages and Cultures
Additional Positions at AU
Spanish Instructor and Assistant Director of the Advanced Programs
Degrees
M.A. Spanish: Latin American Studies and Spanish Translation Certificate
B.S. Business Administration-Marketing

Bio
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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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I

  • SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I

  • SPAN-253 Spanish, Intermediate II

Fall 2022

  • SPAN-352 Adv Spanish I: Spain

  • SPAN-352 Adv Spanish I: Spain