- Teaching Degree (1986)
- BA in English Philology (1990)
- PhD English Literature (1994)
I am a Reader in Language and Literature Teaching at the University of Granada (Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura). My research interests focus on the training of FL teachers and the role of fictionality in language learning and education. I have also widely published on literary theory and criticism and children’s literature. I have been visiting scholar in Cambridge University, the London Institute of Education, the University of Chester, and the Chilean University of Concepción, and have taught on fictionality and language teaching in the College of Child Development and Education in Amsterdam and the Pedagogial Academy of Vienna, amongst many other European institutions. I am currently Head of the research group “Language and Literature Teaching”.
Through a series of projects financed by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry, my team has explored questions of professional identity, existential issues and narrative biography applied to education. After previous work on the professional development of foreign language student teachers, and on account of a perceived need to extend our research from the education of teacher trainees to the current condition of practising teachers, we embarked on this project, aimed at examining the wellbeing of FL teachers of English.