She has been an ELE professor since 1994 and a collaborator with the NYU-Madrid summer program since 2005.
Although Prof. Alcala lives and works in Madrid, she recently spent two years in Washington, DC with a Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art (2008-2009) and a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship (Fall 2009).
He is an investigator in the field of cognitive pragmatic; more specifically studying the relationship between grammar and pragmatics and the effects of said relationship on the process of acquiring a foreign language. He is also the author of didactic materials destined for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
She teaches courses on the history of Islam in Spain, International relations between Spain and the Mediterranean Islamic Countries, the History of Sefarad, and History, Politics and Literature of Spain.
She is also the author of Objetivo DELE B1 (Madrid, Editorial SGEL 2012), a book aimed for the preparation of students willing to pass the test to obtain the Diploma (DELE).
Since 1999, she has been teaching various undergraduate and graduate Anthropology courses and is currently conducting research at the Centro de Estudios in migration and racism.
Her interests include language pedagogy and materials development.
After graduating in Performance Arts in Universidad de Buenos Aires, María taught film semiotics at Universidad del Cine and took part in several research projects in Argentine theatre. She is now teaching a course section -“Nation and its Discontents”- on Latin American scenes of nation building, focusing particularly in Argentina´s history, literature and politics.
Rafael Castillo; Ph.D. 1988 (Hispanic philology), Universidad Complutense, Madrid; Ph.D. 1975 (Spanish), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
She has co-edited, with Barbara Zecchi, the volume La mujer en la España actual: ¿Evolución o involución?, and has translated several books for Cátedra’s “Feminismos” collection.
Currently she is completing a new book on the construction of visual space in the Nineteenth century.
Adam is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis at Universidad Complutense on access to justice for sex workers in Kampala, Uganda. He holds a Master's Degree (with Merit) in International Development Policy from the University of Manchester, England and a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) and Certificate in International Law from Pace University School of Law in New York. Adam has published in the area of human rights and protection of women and girls under international law.
She is a Certified Interviewer of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, and a professor of Spanish as a second language in several American University Programs.
His areas of interest include Contemporary Latin American Literature, particularly from the Spanish Caribbean region, and Literary Theory.
He is member of the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals
She has published numerous articles and books related to the teaching of Spanish, such as Los tiempos del pasado del indicativo, Pruebas de nivel y Español oral en contexto, among others.
Beatriz is currently developing her doctorate thesis in Applied Linguistics in the field of Sociolinguistics, carrying out Conversation Analysis and contrasting listeners' feedback of English students of Spanish against native Spaniards.
He has published three books, La eficacia del fracaso. Representaciones culturales en la Segunda Parte del Quijote, La disputa burlesca and USA Cervantes. 39 cervantistas en los Estados Unidos.
Father of two, he regularly practices soccer, tennis and ski (during season). Strong supporter of Atlético de Madrid (current UEFA´s Europa League Super Champion).
He has participated in 10 competitive research projects both national and international.
Also, since 1998 she collaborates with different publishing companies as editor and/or writer. Some of the books in which she has collaborated are Vistas (Vista Higher Learnig, Boston 2001), Ventanas (Vista higher learning, Boston 2003), and Manual de bachillerato de Lengua y literatura (Mcgraw-hill, Madrid, 2007 and 2008). As a translator she has also colaborated with several film production companies in Spain and has translated a few film scripts; “The book” and “Aupa Etxebeste” among others.
Due to her experience first in the USA and later in Spain she has a very long experience developing language and cultural educational curricula. For that reason, she has been offered to develop several multidisciplinary courses for different American Universities Departments in which she works in Madrid. These courses are:
Techniques of Translation (for the Language Department of NYU in Madrid in 2001)
Translation through movies and theatre (for the Literature and Language Department of Boston University Abroad Program in 2002)
Spain Today (also develop and designed with Isabel Pereira for the Language Department of NYU Abroad Program in Madrid in 2005)
Internships course: the Spanish business environment and its culture. (for the Boston University Internship Academic Program Abroad in 2008)
Roaring 20s in Spain: Film, Fashion, Literature, Art & Music (just developed this multidisciplinary new course for the NYU Study Abroad Program for the Spring 2011)
Workshop in Contemporary Hispanic Issues (just developed for the NYU Masters Program in Madrid)
Fond of classical music, Enrique holds a professional double degree in violin and viola by the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Antonio de Cabezón, Burgos (Spain). As part of a workshop on Film making that involved the participation of locals and students, he has directed two short films: L’heure espagnole (France, 2005), andLearning España (Spain, 2007), a project distinguished by IES Abroad with the Faculty Innovation Award (2007).
Prof. Seijo has also published two poetry books in Spanish, “Arritmias” and the forthcoming “Ensayando la Inocencia”.
She was the director of various American Universities in Madrid (Pomona College, Hamilton College, Rollins College, and Cornell University).
He published a critical anthology of Golden Age Drama, a book on Torres Villarroel, was editor of a volume on Lezama Lima and another Puerto Rico, and directed Editorial Orígenes in Madrid from 1977-92.
Prof. Maria del Mar Vega Fernandez
He is currently writing about El Sur, the short story and the film.
He has worked in international research projects and in neighborhood regeneration programs.