Andrea Martínez Celis

My name is Andrea Martínez Celis and I am a PhD candidate in English Linguistics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) under the supervision of Dr. Emma Dafouz Milne and Dr. Carmen Maíz Arévalo. My PhD thesis is mainly on the role of intercultural competence in the internationalisation of higher education and my focus is on the administrative staff.

I am an Honorific Collaborator in the Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature of UCM, the same university where I also studied a BA degree in English Studies and a Master's degree in English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication. Currently, I am working as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting and Modern Languages at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos where I teach Modern Language and English Language and its Didactics, and I explore innovative English teaching strategies that include pragmatic and cultural content.

I am a member of UCM’s Research Group The Role of English in the Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education (EngInHE), and I participated in the European project EQUiiP (Educational Quality for Inclusive International Programmes). I collaborate with the University of Groningen as a visiting scholar, and as a reviewer for Sage Open, Journal of Pragmatics and Verbeia: Journal of English and Spanish Studies.

In my Bachelor studies, during my stay at University of Sussex, Brighton, I became interested in the topic of forensic linguistics and, more specifically, on the analysis of suicide letters carrying out a linguistic analysis on Virginia Woolf´s suicide letters which was published in UCM’s ‘Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research’. During my Master’s studies, switching to a new field of research, I focused on the role of pragmatics in English teaching and learning for my Master’s thesis, which was published in UCM’s E-Prints and also as a book.

I have participated as a speaker in some national and international conferences such as LIF (Language in Focus), AELFE (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos), AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada), CIEB (Congreso Internacional de Enseñanza Bilingüe) and UPCEL (UCM Predoctoral Conference in English Linguistics), among others.

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