Andrea Sunyol (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD Candidate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her PhD Thesis, supervised by Dr. Eva Codó, explores the discursive and semiotic construction of social inequality in the Catalan education system from a critical ethnographic perspective. It focuses on the relationships between multilingualism, privilege and ideologies of globalism in two elite schools in the area of Barcelona that are undergoing internationalizing processes. This PhD continues the research line of her MA Thesis, a sociolinguistic ethnography on multilingualism in an international school in Catalonia. This piece of work was one of the four selected for the I Jornada Nous Talents en Sociolingüística Catalana organised by Societat Catalana de Sociolingüística (SOCS-IEC).
Andrea Sunyol holds an MA in Advanced English Studies (Multilingualism and Acquisition of English); a BA in English Philology; and a BA in Catalan Philology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she teaches in the English Department, at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
She is a member of the research group CIEN (UAB) and is also a co-researcher of the R & D project "The approvation of English as a global language in Catalan schools: a multilingual, situated and comparative approach (FFI2014-54179-C2-1-P) under the joint project with the University Castilla y la Mancha (UCLM) "Multilingual Education in the Global Age: Markets, desires, practices and identities among Spanish teenagers in two autonomous communities" (MUEDGE) -IP: Dr. Eva Codó (UAB).
My research interests include, broadly, sociolinguistic ethnography, and issues concerning language, the political economy, and the production and reproduction of social inequality. I am particularly interested in language and education, the articulation of privilege in and through education systems, the discursive construction of social identities, affect and language ideologies.