Juan Carlos Escobar Manzano graduated with a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (2021) from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics in the University of York about official languages sharing equal status. MA in Teaching Languages: Spanish as a Foreign Language (URV). MA in Language Teaching Pedagogy (URV). MA in Language and English Culture (partial time; URV). BA in English Studies (URV). Other studies: Certified Cervantes Spanish Examiner DELE, (B1, B2, C1 y C2) ID # 249288; Higher National Certificate in Chemical Processing (BTEC level 4); Higher National Diploma in Automated Device Programming (BTEC level 5) Digital Systems: Programmable Logic Controllers; and Higher National Advanced Diploma in Range Industrial Measurements programming (BTEC level 5).
Research interests lie at the following fields: post-conflict societies, ethnic and racial identities, language negotiation, Intergroup conflicts, language attitudes, discourse analysis and neuroimaging research analysis.
Teaching experience started as Foreign Language Lecturer at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh (2011-2016), and at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia (2013-2016).