Dr. Cristina Banfi is a linguist and educator who has taught English at primary and secondary levels and is currently a teacher educator. She teaches Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at different institutions in Argentina, including the University of Buenos Aires. She holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from University College London, both in Linguistics, and a Posgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Policy from the University of Buenos Aires. Her most recent books are El Aprendizaje de Idiomas: Cómo Habla la Mente and Exorcising Grammar (co-edited).
Cristina will be at the Linguistics Department at UC Davis between January and March 2019 and she will be working on "Innovative projects in the teaching and learning of languages: Factors that influence in their planning, implementation and evaluation"