Senior Lecturer of Spanish
Areas of Research: Language, Literature and Cultural Studies
Betsabé Navarro is a senior lecturer of Spanish at UT. She studied English at the University of Granada (Spain, 2007), she earned her Master’s degree on Pedagogy of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, 2009) and completed her Ph.D. in English Studies (Literature and Cultural Studies) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (2015). Additionally, she earned a second Master's degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature at the University of Barcelona (2020), and holds a Certificate in Training for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language issued by the Instituto Cervantes (2007).
She has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Mississippi (2015-2018), and a Teaching Associate of Spanish at Brown University (2012-2013). She also works as a freelance teacher trainer giving talks and courses for Spanish language teachers on pedagogical techniques for the classroom. She promotes creative educational initiatives such as the Hispanic Film Festival at the University of Tennessee, and the making and editing of documentary films with students. She also directed a campus-wide theatre production of four plays in Spanish at the University of Mississippi (2017). She is an Associate Researcher at the Lindisfarne Research Group (University of Almería, Spain), her publications focus on Second Language Acquisition, and both Hispanic and English Literature and Cultural Studies.
- Ph.D. in English Literature and Cultural Studies. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2015)
- M.A. in Advanced Studies in Spanish and Latin American Literature. University of Barcelona (2020).
- M.A. in Pedagogy of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. University of Alcalá (Spain, 2009)
- B.A. English Studies, Literature and Linguistics. University of Granada (Spain, 2007)