Camila Merlo is a PhD student in the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication at King's College London.
She holds an MA in Language and Cultural Diversity (King's) and completed her undergraduate degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Her background is in second language education, as she has taught Spanish as a second and foreign language in Argentina and in the UK.
She works as a tutor of Spanish at King's Language Centre and she has also worked as a lecturer at University of Greenwich, teaching Research Project in Spanish.
Her research interests are first and second language acquisition, particularly the acquisition of multiple home languages in a minority context.
Her thesis title is: Heritage Bilingualism in the UK: the case of Latin Americans and mood selection in Spanish.
She will be focusing on the acquisition of Spanish as a Heritage Language in the UK.
Principal supervisor: Prof Jill Hohenstein.
Secondary supervisor: Dr Eloi Puig-Mayenco.