I hold a BA in English Studies from the University of Granada, an MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in English Studies (Applied Linguistics) from the University of Granada. I have been a visiting professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona, a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and a predoctoral fellow at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California, San Diego. Currently, I am Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Philology (English Studies), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain, where I have taught, among other subjects, Applied Linguistics, AICLE, Pragmatics, and Discourse Analysis. My research interests include narrative, emotion and identity; language socialization of Latino communities in the U.S.; sociolinguistic ethnography; language education of immigrant communities in Spain; and most recently bi/multilingual education in Spain. I am the principal investigator of the MINECO project: ‘The Appropriation of English as a Global Language in Castilla-La Mancha Schools: A multilingual, situated and comparative approach’ (APINGLO-CLM)-Ref.: FFI2014-54179-C2-2-P-, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (2015-2018) and one of the two sub-projects of the Coordinated Project MUEDGE (‘Multilingual education in the global era: Markets, desire, practices and identities among Spanish adolescents in two autonomous communities’) in collaboration with Eva Codó, Universitat autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), principal investigator of the sister project, APLINGLO-CAT. I have published my work in the Journal of Language Policy, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Spanish in Context, Narrative Inquiry, Theory into Practice, and Linguistics and Education, among other prestigious journals. I am the author of ‘Shame and Pride in Narrative: Mexican Women’s Experiences at the U.S.-Mexico Border (2014). Palgrave MacMillan.