Senior Lecturer of Spanish Language Program (Course) Manager for First-Year Spanish Honors Program (UNHO ~ 277) Department of World Languages and Cultures University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, 37996 Tennessee
I studied English at the University of Granada (Spain, 2007). I earned my first Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, 2009), and my second Master's degree in Advanced Studies in Spanish and Latin American Literature at the University of Barcelona (2020). I also completed my Ph.D. in English Studies (Literature and Cultural Studies) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (2015) with a pre-doctoral "María Barbeito" fellowship.
I was a Teaching Associate of Spanish at the Ivy League's Brown University (2012-2013), a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Mississippi (2015-2018), and I am currently Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Language Program (Course) Manager for First-Year Spanish at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I also collaborate as a teacher trainer giving talks and courses for other teachers on pedagogical techniques for the classroom. I promote creative educational initiatives such as the making and editing of documentary films with students, the annual campus-wide theatre production in Spanish (the University of Mississippi, 2017-2018), and the Hispanic Film Festival (the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2019 - Present). My publications focus on Second Language Acquisition, and both English and Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies.
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You should also know... I was born and raised in Spain, but I have lived abroad since 2005, going back and forth between Spain, the UK and the US.
Something I cannot live without... ...going back to my hometown, Granada, once in a while. Beyond my academic pursuits I also enjoy practicing yoga and going out with friends.