Marta Soler-Gallart is Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona and Director of CREA (Community of Researchers on Excellence for All). She is Editor of the journal “International Sociology”, Chair of the Research Network “Social Theory” at the European Sociological Association (ESA) and Member of the ESA Executive Committee. In 2014 she was elected at the ORCID Board of Directors.
She joined CREA as a junior researcher in 1992, and in 2001 she graduated from Harvard, with a dissertation on literary gatherings and social change (or the empowerment of the working class through breaking with cultural elitism). Some years later she lectured about this study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, under the title: “Beyond Bourdieu”. Back in Spain she continued with a focus on the analysis of communicative acts, as applied to gender inequalities and gender violence. From this work highlights her book with the philosopher John Searle “Lenguaje y ciencias sociales” (2004). Currently, she is the Main Researcher of the H2020 Project “SOLIDUS” on the analysis of solidarity acts during the crisis in Europe. Besides, she is the Knowledge Manager Coordinator of the FP7 Project “IMPACT-EV” on evaluation of scientific, political and social impact from research.