Cristina Suárez-Gómez obtained her MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1997. She also holds the degree of Master in Linguistics from the University of York (2003). In October 2000 she started work as a researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela; from October 2001 to September 2002 she stayed at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science of the University of York, and from August 2003 to July 2004 she worked as a Teaching Associate at the Department of Spanish of Brown University, USA. She has held visiting positions at the Universities of Regensburg, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and York. In 2004 Cristina received her PhD in English Linguistics (European Doctorate) from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Title: Relativisation in Early English (with special reference to the distribution of relativisers and the position of relative clauses) and she obtained a position as Lecturer in English at the Department of Spanish and Modern and Classical Languages of the University of the Balearic Islands. In October 2022 she was promoted to a position as Full Professor. Cristina also has experience in the organization of research meetings, such as the international conference Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues (University of Vigo, October 2013), and in the compilation of electronic corpora: together with Elena Seoane (UVigo) and Lucía Loureiro-Porto (UIB) she is in charge of the compilation of ICE Gibraltar, within the ICE (International Corpus of English) project. Cristina was the convenor of the Sociolinguistics and Dialectology panel at the annual conferences of AEDEAN (2012-2015), the Spanish Association for English and American Studies, and in November 2016 she became the treasurer of the association. She was the Principal Investigator of the project “Morphosyntactic variation in New Englishes”, under funding from the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness (grant FFI2011-26693-C02-02). This project was carried out at the University of the Balearic Islands, in coordination with the Santiago-based project FFI2011-26693-C02-01 (Principal Investigator: María José López-Couso). Cristina is also part of the research network English Linguistic Circle (ELC) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grant FFI2014-51873-REDT), in coordination with three research teams from the University of Santiago de Compostela and two research teams from the University of Vigo (Principal Investigator: Ignacio Palacios). Contact information: Departament of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages University of the Balearic Islands Cra. de Valldemossa, km 7.5 E­07122 Palma de Mallorca Spain E­mail: Phone: +34 971259765

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