• BA in English Philology (2000)
  • BA in TEFL in Primary Education (2004)
  • BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2013)
  • MA in Hispanic Studies (2015)
  • PhD in Language and Literature Teaching (2004)

Since 2004 I teach English language and literature at the University of Granada. I was an exchange student at Birmingham University (UK) (1997-1998) and Teaching Assistant of Spanish language and culture at Université de Montréal (Canada) (2002-2003). I have been visiting researcher at Harvard University (2008), the University of California at Berkeley (2007), University College Chester (2006) and have taught on Queer Theory, Interculturality and FL teacher training at the University of Glasgow (UK), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), Humboldt Universität (Berlin, Germany), IUFM Sorbonne (Paris, France) or Thessaloniki University (Greece). My research interests revolve around cultural and sexual identity issues in FL, existential competence, and FL teacher training (both English and Spanish). I have published extensively on these issues in international refereed journals (Hispania, Porta Linguarum, RLA Journal, Onomázein, Convergencia or Perspectives in Education) and international refereed publishing houses (Macmillan, Peter Lang or Visor).

As member of the Research Group HUM-457 “Language and Literature Education”, I have been full-time researcher in teacher training projects of the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation:

  • Comenius 2.1 Project: APT – Appraisal of Potential for Teaching (2004-2007)
  • R+D project: Implementing a model based on self-awareness, the teacher’s identity and existential competence in the training of FL teachers (2007-2010)
  • European Lifefong Learning Programme Project: Pan-european Task Activities for Language Learning (PETALL) (2013-2016)
  • R+D project: A study of the wellbeing of language teachers in the context of the challenges posed by plurilingualism and multicultural classrooms (2014-2017)

Contact information:

  • Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura. Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Granada
  • Email: jrgo@ugr.es
  • Telephone: (+34) 958241325