Carmen Sancho Guinda is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics Applied to Science and Technology at the Technical University of Madrid (Spain), where she has been teaching Academic Writing and Professional Communication for over twenty years and periodically gives in-service training seminars for teachers undertaking English-medium instruction within the European Framework. Previously she had taught at the Department of Romance Languages of Kalamazoo College (Michigan), the Department of English Linguistics at the Complutense University of Madrid, and the Ramón Carande Centre for Law and Social Studies (King Juan Carlos University, Madrid). She holds a Ph.D. in English Linguistics from the Complutense University of Madrid and in 2011 won a Morley Scholarship from the University of Michigan to study the discourse of university patents under the supervision of John Swales.
Her research hub agglutinates the interdisciplinary analysis of academic and professional discourses, mainly of written texts, through (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Genre Theory, and Corpus, Cognitive and Systemic Functional Linguistics. She also takes an active interest in implementing CLIL in higher education environments, especially in STEM.
She has authored numerous articles in international journals and monographs, being her most recent publications Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012, co-edited with Ken Hyland), Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres (Peter Lang, 2013, co-edited with Maurizio Gotti), Interpersonality in Legal Genres (Peter Lang, 2014, co-edited with Ruth Breeze and Maurizio Gotti), and Essential Competencies for English-Medium University Teaching (Springer, 2015, co-edited with Ruth Breeze—in press). She is currently preparing Engagement in Professional Genres: Deference and Disclosure (John Benjamins).