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Applied linguist

Cristina Sanz, Spanish applied linguist. Grantee Tinker Foundation, 1992, Spanish Ministry Culture, 1997, 99. Secretary Catalan Student Organization, University Illinois, 1989-1993. Member Modern Language Association (executive committee division on applied linguistics 2002, chair), American Association Applied Linguists.


Sanz, Cristina was born on October 14, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain. Came to the United States, 1988. Daughter of Juan Sanz and Maria Antonia Alcala.


License, University Barcelona, 1985. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1994.

Advanced certified, University Illinois, 1993.


Teaching assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1991-1993, research assistant, 1992-1993. Senior lecturer Pennsylvania State University, 1993-1994. Visiting assistant professor Georgetown University, Washington, 1994-1995, assistant professor Spanish, 1995—2000, director intensive Spanish program, since 1995, associate professor, since 2000, director graduate program, since 2004.

Co-director Center for Brain Basis of Cognition, since 2005. Visiting professor University of The Philippines, University of the Basque Country, 2000. Consultant National Geograpic Society, 1998, United Nations, 2001-2004.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Spanish Applied Language, 2000 (Cognition and Spanish Bilinguals, 2000). Contributor articles to professional journals.


Secretary Catalan Student Organisation, University of Illinois, 1989-1993. Member Modern Language Association (Executive Committee division on applied linguistics since 1999), American Association Applied Linguists.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, traveling.


Married Alfons Morales-Front, July 29, 1989. 2 children.

Juan Sanz

Maria Antonia Alcala

Alfons Morales-Front