Cristina Sánchez-Martín

  • Cristina Sánchez-Martín, PhDAssistant Professor of English

    Office: HSS 506 PP
    Phone: 724-357-4936


    • PhD in English Studies with a concentration in applied linguistics and composition studies, Illinois State University, 2018 
    • MA in English Teaching, Universidad de Salamanca, 2012 
    • MA in Translation and Intercultural Mediation, Universidad de Salamanca, 2011; BA in English Studies, Universidad de Salamanca, 2010
    • BA. in Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Salamanca, 2009

    Academic Interests

    Language difference in writing, translingual and transnational literacies, teacher education and mentoring, qualitative research methods.


    Cristina completed her PhD in 2018 with a dissertation titled “Teaching Writing through Transformation: Linguistically Diverse Writing Teachers’ Enactments of Transnational Writing and Linguistic Diversity” at Illinois State University. Her work revolves around investigating how humans understand and navigate composing and linguistic practices in transnational contexts. Her teaching and research interests also include teacher education, particularly from a transdisciplinary perspective, and feminist mentoring of multilingual students. She is currently serving co-editor of the Non-Native English Teacher (NNEST) TESOL newsletter. She has published in the Journal of Second Language Writing, Computers and Composition, Poroi, and several edited collections. 

    Course Specialties

    ENGL 101 Composition I

    ENGL 101 Composition I MLW

    ENGL 202 Composition II MLW

    ENGL 202 Composition II Online

    ENGL 426/526 ESL Methods and Materials

    ENGL 649 Introduction to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

    ENGL 825 Second Language Literacies

    ENGL 881 Writing in Transnational Contexts