June 3, 2023

Orozco Participates at FLAVA Conference

Lecturer of Spanish Patricia Orozco Watrel

Lecturer of Spanish Patricia Orozco Watrel

Patricia Orozco Watrel, Lecturer of Spanish, led the organization of the fall conference for the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, which was held virtually from October 7–9, 2021. As the conference coordinator since May 2020, she and her team brought together this time 108 educators from Virginia and beyond to share their knowledge and expertise.

Orozco Chairs Peninsular Literature Panel

On Nov. 4 and 5, 2016, Patricia Orozco, lecturer in Modern Languages and Literatures, chaired the panel Spanish II Peninsular Literature: from 1700 to the Present at the 88 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, this year titled Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?, celebrated in Jacksonville, Florida. On this occasion, the panel consisted of four sessions. This was an elected position for which Dr. Orozco was chosen among scholars from the South Atlantic area.

Orozco Leads Foreign Language Teaching Workshop

On Oct. 8, 2016, Patricia Orozco, lecturer in Modern Languages and Literatures, delivered a 45-minute workshop titled “From Zero to Novice High and Beyond” at the  FLAVA Conference: Globally Mine! in Williamsburg, Virginia. This conference, celebrated every year, brings together high school and university instructors to share their knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning foreign languages.

Patricia Orozco Presents at Conference

On June 20, 2013, Patricia Orozco, lecturer in Modern Languages and Literatures, offered a presentation entitled “Artistic Motivation in Gloria” at the X Congreso Internacional Galdosiano (X Galdosian International Conference), Galdós, Principles of an Era: celebrating 150 years of the arrival of Benito Pérez Galdós to Madrid in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. This conference, celebrated every four years, brings together galdosian scholars to share their research on the works of Benito Pérez Galdós and XIX c. peninsular studies. Dr. Orozco presented part of her research on the theme of the ‘foreigner’ in the works of Galdós and chaired the session titled “Principles of Galdosian Writing”. Approved peer reviewed proceedings of the conference are expected to be published in the coming months. This conference was hosted by the Casa de Colón and Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós.