Patricio Orellana is a passionate Spanish language educator and scholar. Patricio’s range of interests and professional activities is wide, from music journalism to translation, but the center (and favorite part) of his practice has always been teaching, which he’s been doing since his early undergraduate years in Buenos Aries. Through his Ph.D. at New York University, he expanded his pedagogical skills, and taught courses across the entire Spanish curriculum, from elementary to advance, composition and conversation, and literature courses. He’s also taught courses on translation, visual arts, comics, and philosophy. Throughout this time, he was awarded three prizes in recognition of his teaching (2011, 2013, 2016). He then held postdoctoral positions at New York University, and teaching positions at Barnard College (New York) and the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts). He has also taught privately to students from all ages, remotely and in person.
In his spare time, Patricio enjoys learning about cultures through sports, music, and the arts. He loves playing old Latin American tunes in the Spanish guitar, and watching and discussing soccer games from all over the world with friends over empanadas. He still believes he can get better at tennis, which he plays faithfully every week.
2016 - Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
2009 - B.A. in Literature and Literary Theory, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)