Carmen Santamaría-García Carmen Santamaría García (born 1967), received a European PhD in Linguistics from Complutense University, Madrid, in 2005. Since 1994 she has been combining teaching and research as part of the Philosophy and Letters Faculty, Alcalá University, where she is teaching as professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Along these years she has been course designer and teacher of more than 30 courses at degree level and several others at postgraduate levels in more than 10 programmes in Education, Audiovisual communication, English language and Translation Studies at Alcalá University.
Her research interests and teaching fields spread along Applied Linguistics, Communication and Education (intercultural pragmatics, discourse and conversation analysis, translation and methodology of the English language). These are also the areas dealt with in her publications, together with corpus linguistics and computer-mediated communication, amounting to more than forty articles published in international academic journals and books.
She has been a visiting researcher and teacher at more than ten universities (University of California at Santa Barbara; Birkbeck College, London; Nottingham University; University of Limerick; Charles University, Prague; HUB Brussels, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Yeditepe University, Istambul, etc.). She has also been involved in the design and teaching of courses for cooperation projects in Nicaragua (graduate level) and El Salvador (postgraduate level).
Regarding research, she has participated in several research projects on education and gender, spoken corpora and conversation and discourse analysis. The latter projects deal with the expression of evaluative language, emotions and the relationship of discourse with identity and gender (FUNDETT, “Funciones Discursivas: La Evaluación en Distintos Tipos Textuales” (2011-2014) and EMOFUNDETT, (2014-2017), coordinated by UNED University, Madrid. She has also participated (as member or coordinator) in 5 different projects of innovation in Alcalá University during the last five years.
As to the organization of international mobility for teachers and students, she has been coordinating international programs of mobility in Education for 9 years (2004-2013) and is currently the institutional coordinator of European University Foundation, Campus Europae mobility program at University of Alcala (since June, 2014).
She has wide experience in European Projects, starting with the participation in “Small Heroes in Trouble: Boys searching for their Identities” (2006-2009) and “EDGE, Education and Gender”, (2011-2013) both coordinated by EHSAL Brussels. Between 2016 and 2018 she is coordinator of BEST+, an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership and participant of “Homopoly”, another Erasmus+ project coordinated by Maastricht University.