QUALIFICATIONS: Licenciatura (BA Hons equivalent) in English and German Philology (Premio Extraordinario), PGCE in English & Spanish (equivalent) from the University of Valencia (Spain); MA in Modern & Contemporary Writing, PhD in English Literature from the University of Sheffield.

Dr Noriega-Sánchez joined the University of Cambridge Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics (MMLL) Faculty in 2008, where she holds the position of University Associate Professor (Teaching & Scholarship) in Spanish. Since September 2009 she has also been a Director of Studies in MMLL for undergraduate students in Sidney Sussex College, and she was an UG Tutor from 2015 to 2020. Prior to her arrival at Cambridge, she taught Spanish language and culture studies, Translation, EFL, and English Literature at several HE institutions in the UK, namely, the University of Sheffield, Royal Holloway University of London, Anglia Ruskin University, and the Open University.

Her research interests lie in the fields of language learning and teaching, translation studies, and comparative literature. Her publications include articles and books on language pedagogy and literary studies, as well as a number of Spanish language course books and interactive material for the Open University. She also worked as a consultant author for the 'Spanish at Your Fingertips' project, an online language programme developed by the University of Cambridge Language Centre in partnership with BBC Worldwide.

Current research interests focus on translation pedagogy, curriculum design, and use of new technologies in the development of language learning material.

Review Editor (2014-2018) of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language.

Co-Convener of CRASSH Faculty Research Group 'Cambridge Conversations in Translation' (2015-2018)


Publications, Links and Resources

Selected Publications

Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

   Book Reviews

  • Carreres, Á. & M. Noriega-Sánchez, review of Spanish Idioms in Practice by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Yolanda Pérez Sinusía & Marianne David, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. 92, Issue 6 (June 2015), 1013-1014.
  • Carreres, Á. & M. Noriega-Sánchez, review of Developing Writing Skills in Spanish by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Yolanda Pérez Sinusía & Marianne David, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. 90, Issue 7 (November 2013), 1188-1189.
  • Noriega-Sánchez, M., review of 3000 locuciones verbales y combinaciones frecuentes by Adela Robles-Sáez, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. 90, Issue 2 (March 2013), 263-264.