Catarina Sofia Silva Martins, 1980. Degree in Fine Arts - Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (2003). Master in Arts Education at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (2007). PhD in Education, Institute of Education, University of Lisbon. FCT Research Fellow (2007-2011). In 2008 and in 2010 was Honorary Fellow in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction - Faculty of Education, Wisconsin-Madison University. In 2009 she was Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh. Since 2010 she is Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, teaching at a post-graduate levels in Arts Education. Since 2015 she is the Director of i2ADS - Research Institute in Arts, Design and Society. She is also a Member of the group in History of Education, Institute of Education, University of Lisbon and Link Convenor of the European Network 29: Research on Arts Education, European Educational Research Association. She co-coordinated the study on Public Policies in Arts Education in Portugal, which consisted of a study on the state of the curricular implementation of arts education at the primary school. She is currently coordinator of the Erasmus + CREARTE project - Creative School Partnerships with Visual Artists, involving 5 European countries (Portugal as the coordinator, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, Cyprus) and an international organization (INSEA). In the past, she participated, as researcher, in projects funded by FCT.
Her writings include articles and chapters in Scopus, the most recent being 'From Scribbles to Details: the Invention of Stages of Development in Drawing and the Government of the Child' (2017) published in A Political Sociology of Educational Knowledge: Studies of Exclusions and Difference, by Routledge, and the introduction for a book by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on arts education.