Lidia Puigvert is Professor of Sociological Theory and Women's Studies at the University of Barcelona and former member of the Advisory Committee on Violence against Women of the European Women’s Lobby. Her research on the “other women” and the prevention of gender violence has been published in top ranked journals such as Violence Against Women and Journal of Social Work Practice, as well as in several books among which we highlight “Women and social transformation” published together with Judith Butler and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim. This research has influenced the recognition of non-academic women in the feminist movement. Puigvert participated in the pioneer research on gender violence at the university in Spain. The results of this project were included in the Spanish Law for Effective Equality between Women and Men (2007) and led to the creation of the first protocol for the prevention of sexual harassment and response in a Spanish university.
Puigvert has been responsible for Gender issues in the FP6 Integrated Project INCLUD-ED and is currently the chair of the Gender Committee in the FP7 IMPACT-EV, under which a permanent system of selection, monitoring and evaluation of the social, political and scientific impacts of Social Sciences and the Humanities research is developed.