Teresa Sordé Martí, doctorate from Universitat de Barcelona (2004) and from Harvard University (2007), is a professor at the Sociology Department in the Universitat Autònomade Barcelona. Her research work has focused on social inclusion and inequalities faced by migrants and ethnic minorities, particularly in the case of Roma in Europe, and the role played by Romani women.

She has participated in different European Commission funded research projects like WORKALO (FP5, 2001-2004) dedicated to Roma labour inclusion and INCLUD-ED (FP6, 2006-2011) centred on strategies for social cohesion from education, being the only one SSH project selected as an example of a success story of impact . Among her publications, Cultural Studies and Education: Perspectives on Theory, Methodology and Practice (Harvard Educational Press, 2004), Roma Immigrants in Spain: Knocking down the walls (Hipatia, 2010), and in journals like Qualitative Inquiry, Ethnicities, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Harvard Educational Review.