Andrea Martínez Celis

My name is Andrea Martínez Celis. 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 focused on the role of intercultural competence in the internationalisation of higher education, specifically regarding the context of administrative staff.

At Universidad Complutense de Madrid, I earned 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 at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, where I teach Modern Language and English Language and its Didactics and explore innovative English-teaching methodologies that include pragmatic and cultural content.

I am a member of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) and an intercultural trainer at SWW (Small Wide World). In addition, I am a member of UCM’s Research Group, The Role of English in the Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education (EngInHE). Previously, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Groningen in 2020. I have reviewed articles 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, in the analysis of suicide letters. I conducted 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, I switched to a new field of research, focusing on the role of pragmatics in English teaching and learning for my Master’s thesis, which was published in UCM’s E-Prints and as a book

I have participated as a speaker in several national and international conferences, including SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Europa Congress, 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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