Visiting Scholars


Dr. Yolanda Natalia Alvarez Gomez - Academic Visitor (Oct - Nov 2023)

Dr. Yolanda Natalia Alvarez Gómez (Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, 1987) is a multilingual (Spanish, English, French and Italian) English as Second Language teacher and translator. She is a member of the State Researchers System and has been distinguished with the Recognition for Desirable Profile from the Professional Teacher Development Program, awarded by General Directorate of Higher Education for Educational Practice, in Mexico.

Her academic background encompasses a Bachelor's degree in Languages, a Master's degree in Modern Languages, and a Doctorate in Competency-Based Education. Her research areas include teaching English as a second language, cooperative learning, and translation-interpretation gender studies. She has been a national and international speaker, with an extensive body of academic work, comprising a book, scientific articles, book chapters, and the organization of academic conferences.

Presently, she leads the research group named "Psychosociocultural Processes and Contexts in Education". Currently, Dr. Alvarez is engaged in research projects related to English language learning through methodologies such as CPBL (Cooperative Project-Based Learning) and AI-ALL (Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Language Learning).

Former Visiting Scholars


Dr. Alex Averbuch - Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023)
Dr. Magdalena Kaltseis - Postdoctoral Fellow (2022)
Dr. Lisa Ortiz-Vilarelle - Fulbright Scholar (2022)


Dr. Maxime Bock - Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-2022)
Dr. Bettina Egger - Austrian Visiting Professor (2021-2023)


Dr. Florian Mundhenke - DAAD Visiting Associate Professor (2020-2023)


Dr. Maria Mayerchyk - Huculak Research Felow (2019-2020)
Dr. Iryna Skubii - Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship (2019-2020)
Dr. Wolfgang Stadler - University of Innsbruck (Austria) - September 2019
Dr. Yanyu Zeng - Hunan Normal University, China - November 2019
Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez - Visiting Professor (October 2019-March 2020)


Dr. Tatiana Saburova - Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship (2018-2019)
Anna Seidel - DAAD German Academic Exchange Service research; Graduate Academy of TU Dresden
Marianna Novosolova - DAAD German Academic Exchange Service/ research
Dr. Paulo Andrade - Brazilian Visiting Scholar