Marta Soler. Coordinator of the IMPACT-EV Knowledge Management Committee (KMC). Professor of Sociology and Director of CREA Research Centre at the University of Barcelona. Doctor by Harvard University.

She was the KMC Coordinator of the FP6 project INCLUD-ED and therefore contributed to the scientific, political and social impact of this research. Currently, she is the main researcher of the Solidus Project: Solidarity in European Societies? Empowerment, social justice and citizenship, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. Furthermore, she is member of the ORCID‘s Board of Directors and Editor of International Sociology.

Soler’s work on communicative acts and dialogic reading has been published in top ranked journals such as Current Sociology, Reading Research Quarterly and Cambridge Journal of Education, as well as in the book co-authored with the Berkeley philosopher John Searle. Her research in this field has impacted the creation of dialogic literary gatherings worldwide, improving children’s reading performance and transforming adults’ cultural practices in low income communities (seehttp://confapea.org/tertulias). She has been invited speaker at relevant international forums such as the International Sociological Association (ISA).  She collaborates with Michael Burawoy (President of the ISA) in the creation of the international network of public sociology institutes.

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