Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Advisor
Office: (269) 387-3040
511 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
And by appointment
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Patricia Montilla is associate professor and graduate advisor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.
Montilla specializes in Spanish American poetry and U.S. Latino literature and culture. She has published articles on the works of Oliverio Girondo, Matías Montes Huidobro, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Carlota Caulfield, Mariano Brull, and Eugenio Florit. She authored a book, Parody and the Poetics of Subversion in Oliverio Girondo, as well as a panoramic study on contemporary Puerto Rican literature of the United States for a companion to U.S. Latino letters. Most recently, Montilla edited a book titled Latinos and American Popular Culture for Praeger. She serves the department as faculty director of the undergraduate study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador.