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Cristina Mostacero Pinilla was born in Zaragoza, Spain. Her research interests focus on Spanish-English bilingualism combining perspectives from sociolinguistics and heritage/second language acquisition, with special attention to pragmatics. Before moving to the United States, Cristina worked as a sports journalist and a high school teacher.

PhD, Hispanic Linguistics and SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Education), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MaED, Education & Teaching, Universidad de Zaragoza
MA, Hispanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, Journalism, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
BA, Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Zaragoza


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