María José Gonzálvez teaches Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Westminster and at the Cervantes Institute in London. She has obtained a thorough training in language and literature pedagogy and has worked as a Spanish language and Literature teacher throughout her career in the UK, teaching in various universities and in secondary schools. She has a strong background in Technologies for Education with more than 20 years' experience as a teacher, content developer, advisor and e-Learning Innovation Specialist, both in the UK and Spain.
PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Alcalá (Spain)
MA in Hispanic Literature, University of La Rioja (Spain)
Postgraduate in Education, University of Murcia (Spain)
MA in Computer Science, University of Alicante (Spain)
Bachelor Degree of Computer Science, University of Alicante (Spain)
A level & GCSE Spanish examiner, UK
Qualified DELE Examiner accredited by the Cervantes Institute (All levels, A1 - C2), UK
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded by the Professional Recognition and Enhancement Scheme for Teaching (Prestige), UK
As a researcher, she is particularly interested in languages, literature, digital humanities and cross-cultural studies from a decolonised perspective. She is currently researching African Literature written in Spanish on diaspora, space and migrant identity.