Teresa Fernández Ulloa received a PhD in Hispanic Philology, with a concentration in language and linguistics, from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She is an Associate Professor, and Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, at the California State University, Bakersfield, where she teaches courses on Spanish language, linguistics, literature and the methodology of language teaching. She has also taught at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain), East Carolina University (USA), and the University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain). Her areas of research are sociolinguistics, focusing on languages in contact and discourse analysis, and the methodology of language teaching, particularly focusing on Spanish as first and second language. Her recent publications include “Lost in translation: la educación bilingüe en los Estados Unidos”; Claves y análisis del discurso político en el País Vasco (with H. Urrutia); Ideology, Politics and Demands in Spanish Language, Literature and Film (as editor); and Otherness in Hispanic Culture (as editor).