Carmen Santamaría García

Professor Dr. Carmen Santamaría-García, European PhD in Linguistics from Complutense University, Madrid, has been combining teaching and research as part of the Philosophy and Letters Faculty in Alcalá University since 1994. During these years she has been course designer and teacher of more than 30 courses at degree, master and postgraduate levels in more than 10 programmes in Education, English language and Translation Studies at Alcalá University, supervising doctor, master and undergraduate dissertations in the fields of Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Translation and Teacher Education in English Language. Her research interests spread along Applied Linguistics, Communication and Education in the fields of pragmatics, systemic functional linguistics and methodology of the English language. These are also the areas covered in research projects and publications. She is currently co-leading an I+D research project with Prof. Elorza (USAL) on the Multimodal Analysis of Picturebooks on Migration (MIAMUL): PID2021-124786OB-100 funded by the Spanish Ministery of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. Prof. Santamaría has been Institutional Coordinator at Alcalá University for European University Foundation (2014-2019) leading and coordinating several Comenius and Erasmus KA203 Programmes, such as Project BEST, (Blended Erasmus Staff Training) 2016-2018, with the participation of universities from Finland, Latvia and Poland, the Erasmus Student Network and the European University Foundation-Campus Europae. These are some of her latest publications: (2014) Evaluative discourse and politeness in university students’ communication through social networking sites. In G. Thompson & L. Alba-Juez (Eds.) Evaluation in Context, pp. 387-411. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (2017) Emotional and Educational Consequences of (Im)politeness in Teacher–Student Interaction at Higher Education. Corpus Pragmatics (1)3, 233-255. (2022) A semiotic and multimodal analysis of interactive relations in picture books that challenge female gender stereotypes. In J. Moya-Guijarro & E. Ventola (eds.) A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Picture Books, (pp. 144-164). London: Routledge.