Nuria Alonso Garcia
Born in Asturias, Spain, in 1970, Nuria Alonso García started teaching in 1992. After graduating from the Universidad de Oviedo with a degree in Spanish Philology in 1993, she started her doctoral work in the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, in Madrid, and continued teaching in American Study Abroad Programs in that city. In 1998, she moved to United States and continued her research and teaching at American institutions such University of California at Berkeley and Boston University. She completed her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree in Spanish Applied Linguistics in 2000. She is currently an Associate Professor of Spanish at Providence College, where she has been a devoted faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages since 2000. She is the author of pedagogical materials for teaching Spanish in higher education levels, and multiple research papers analyzing the parallels that exist between the first and second language acquisition processes.
Having lived abroad in several European countries, and now in the United States, she believes in the importance of developing intercultural awareness in order to understand multiple perspectives as well as the interconnectedness of our global society. She believes that individuals have the responsibility to establish a connection between global issues and personal commitments in their local communities.
She lives now in Providence and enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, and her beloved chihuahua, Lupita.