Universitat de Barcelona, PhD UIUC 1994) is Professor of Spanish & Linguistics at Georgetown University where she directs the Intensive & School of Foreign Service Spanish Programs, the Barcelona Summer Program, and the Catalan Lectureship and was chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. An expert on multilingualism, her edited volume Mind and Context in Adult SLA received the 2006 MLA’s Mildenberger Award. Dr. Sanz has published almost 100 pieces in such scholarly venues as Bilingualism Language and Cognition, Language Learning, Applied Psycholinguistics, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Modern Language Journal, Applied Linguistics, Language Learning and Technology, Hispania, and Neuropsychologia. Professor Sanz has taught graduate courses in Spain and the Philippines and has educated generations of teachers for over 20 years. She is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and was nominated in consecutive years to the Mara Graduate Mentor Award. Dr. Sanz has been a consultant for private and public institutions like the United Nations, the Instituto Cervantes, and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Currently, she has a contract with John Benjamins to co-edit a volume onmethods in study abroad research with Carme Pérez-Vidal of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, has recently co-authored Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica (Cambridge) and co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice. In 2019 she received the President's Awards for Distinguished Scholars-Teachers and in 2020 the AAUSC Innovation in Language Program Direction Award for Inclusion and Social Justice.
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