Welcome to my site! Here are some facts about me:
I am a Multimodal and Interactional Linguist working with the methods of conversation analysis and the phonetics of talk-in-interaction.
I am particularly interested in the study of phonetics and gesture (widely understood to incorporate posture, manual gestures, facial expressions, and gaze) as resources deployed and oriented to by participants in everyday talk-in-interaction, particularly in collaborative productions and other kinds of polyphonic practices.
I hold a PhD in Language and Communication from the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York (UK, 2020), an MA in English Language from Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires, 2015), and a degree in English Language Teaching from ISP Joaquín V González (Buenos Aires, 2004).
I am currently a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of York. For 2.5 years I worked as a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University (2020-2022) collaborating in projects in interactional pragmatics on data in English and in Spanish collected in different institutional settings.
I have taught a variety of courses in Higher Education institutions for well over a decade, including modules on Phonetics and Phonology, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, English Literature and Media, and English Language Teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina (e.g. ISP Dr. Joaquín V. González, ENSLV Sofía B. de Spangenberg, Profesorado del Consudec, and others) and in the UK (University of York, University College London).
I started my academic career as an EFL teacher and in- and pre-service teacher educator and I have taught English as a foreign language at primary, secondary, and language schools, as well as in EAP/pre-sessional courses at university.
I have collected significant experience in and a passion for public outreach and engagement, having made presentations in science fairs and public speaking competitions.
I have also volunteered for different associations and organisations to coordinate initiatives for networking, collaboration, and professional development.
I am a relatively new but very keen cyclist, and I enjoy travelling.