Marta Sánchez Cócera

Marta Sánchez Cócera is a predoctoral research fellow in English Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid. She holds a BA in English Studies from Complutense University of Madrid (2020, with Distinction in her final thesis) and an MA in English Linguistics and International Communication (2021, Excellent Grades Award) from the same university. During her undergraduate years, she obtained the Excellent Grades Award (2019-2020, Autonomous Community of Madrid) and the Collaboration Grant (2019-2020), awarded by the Complutense University of Madrid, thanks to which she collaborated with the Department of English Studies (UCM) in carrying out research tasks.

She currently holds a predoctoral research fellowship (contrato predoctoral FPU), granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities. Her thesis, which is supervised by Drs. Elena Martínez Caro and Begoña Núñez Perucha, studies how female survivors of sexual violence construct their identity in their discourse. Her research interests include critical discourse studies and gender studies, drawing on both cognitive and corpus linguistics approaches.

At present, she is a lecturer at the Department of English Studies (UCM). She has three years of teaching experience (2020-2023) in a variety of subjects and in different BA degrees: ‘English B1.3.’, ‘English Language and Ideology’ and ‘Discourse and Text in English’ (BA in English Studies); ‘English Language IV’ (BA in General and Compared Literature); ‘English Syntax’ (BA in Modern Languages and Literatures). Additionally, she takes part in the teaching innovation project ‘INNOVA nº46 (2022-2023) – ¿Wooclap o Vevox? El uso de plataformas interactivas para promover la interacción y participación del estudiantado.’ 

As part of her educational and academic process, she has attended and participated in a number of international conferences such as SEING III (2021), YRCL (2021), UPCEL (2022), AESLA (2022), CILC (2022), SEING IV (2022), DISGEN1 (2022).  Moreover, she has published one article and is currently working on two more:

  • Sánchez Cócera, M. & de la Villa Vecilla, I. (2022). A sociolinguistic study of taboo expressions in Spanish from Spain: usage and attitudes. Estudios interlingüísticos, (10), 159-174.