Anabel Castillo is a teacher of Spanish in the Modern Languages Teaching Centre, at the University of Sheffield. She obtained her BA in Sociology from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and her MA in Social Psychology from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela. From 1990 to 1999 she was a Lecturer of Sociology of Law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Since 2007 she has taught Spanish as a second language in the UK. She is currently interested in the relation between identity and second language acquisition.