Alba Milà-Garcia holds a PhD in Translation and Language Sciences by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2017). Previously, she obtained her degree in Translation and Interpreting (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and the Master's in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Universitat de Barcelona - Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
Her research focuses on two main directions. On the one hand, pragmatics (especifically speech acts, politeness and face), conversation analysis and spoken corpora. On the other, neology. She is a member of the research groups Infolex, where she participates in projects such as the Neómetro, and she collaborates with the Observatori de Neologia with the digital resource Neolosfera. She has also participated in projects such as ECODAL (Evaluación de la competencia discursiva de aprendices adultos purilingües: detección de necesidades formativas y pautas para un aprendizaje autónomo).
She has taught at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, in both the Translation and Interpreting and the Applied Languages degrees, from the academic year 2013-2014. Her subjects include Editing and Proofreading, Catalan Language and Compared Use of Catalan and Spanish. She has also taught in the Master's in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and on Discourse Studies. At the same time, she has also taught undergraduate and master's courses at Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelonala, Universitat Jaume I, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya i Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Finally, she combines her research and teaching at UPF with a professional career as a translator, proofreader and typesetter.