Licenciatura (BA equivalent) in English and German Philology (Extraordinary Prize), PGCE (English & Spanish), PhD in English & German Philology (Doctorado Cum Laude; Extraordinary Prize) from the University of Valencia (Spain); MA in Modern & Contemporary Writing, PhD in English Literature from the University of Sheffield. Maria Ruth Noriega-Sánchez joined the University of Cambridge Modern & Medieval Languages Faculty as a Language Teaching Officer in Spanish in October 2008. Since September 2009 she has also been a Director of Studies in MML for undergraduate students in Sidney Sussex College. Previously, she taught Spanish language and culture studies, Translation, EFL and English Literature at several HE institutions in the UK, namely, the University of Sheffield, Royal Holloway University of London, Anglia Ruskin University and the Open University. Her research interests lie in the fields of language learning and teaching, translation studies, and comparative literature. Her publications range from articles on language pedagogy, Latin American and US Studies, and the book Challenging Realities: Magic Realism in Contemporary American Women’s Fiction (2002), to a number of Spanish language course books and interactive DVD-ROMs for the Open University. She also worked as a consultant author for the ‘Spanish At Your Fingertips’ project, an on-line language programme developed by the University of Cambridge Language Centre in partnership with BBC Worldwide. Current research interests focus on translation pedagogy, curriculum design and use of new technologies in the development of language learning material, as well as contemporary narrative in Spanish.
Review Editor of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, a new peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rslt