Professor Emeritus John Bascom at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is Doctorate Honoris Causa in eight universities around the world and has been awarded with different academic recognitions for his excellent career. His work has been highly influential in the area of Critical Pedagogy, in studies on ideology and curriculum, and on the development of democratic schools. He is the author, among others, of Education and power (1982), Cultural and economic reproduction in education: Essays on class, ideology and state (1982), Cultural politics and education (1996), and Official knowledge: Democratic Education in a conservative age (2000).
His research starts with some basic questions: Who owns the knowledge that is taught and who doesn’t? Who benefits from education and who doesn’t? What can we do to make schools more critical and democratic?
Doctor Honoris Causa by West University of Timişoara and professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona
Ramon Flecha is Doctor Honoris Causa by West University of Timişoara and professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. He has been Chair of the Expert Group of Evaluation Methodologies for the Interim and Ex – post Evaluation of Horizon 2020. The main conclusion of his first European Union Framework Programme of Research (FP5), WORKALÓ, The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The gypsy case was unanimously approved by the European Parliament giving rise to several European and State Members’ policies. The second EU Framework Programme project he led, INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe (FP6), was the only Social Sciences and Humanities research selected by the European Commission to appear within the list of the ten best successful scientific researches. He is currently the Principal Investigator of IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH Research (FP7), that deploys selection, monitoring and evaluation new criteria of the several scientific research impacts. His scientific work have been published in world’s first scientific level journals as Nature, Cambridge Journal of Education, Harvard Educational Review, Organization, Qualitative Inquiry, Current Sociology or Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
Associate professor at the University of Barcelona
Lídia Puigvert is associate professor at the University of Barcelona. She is member of CREA. Community of Research on Excellence for All where she develop her research in gender, gender violence, sociology of education and dialogic theories. She was also responsible of gender area of the project INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe (2006-2011) funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. She coordinated the gender area of the project IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH research (2014-2017), funded by the 7h Framework Programme of the European Commission. Her research is focused in preventive socialization of gender violence, she has published about it in Violence Against Women and in Journal of Social Work Practice. She also investigates about “the other women” contributing to the international feminism highlighting the book “Women and social transformation” published jointly with Judith Butler and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim. Lídia Puigvert participated in the first research in Spain about Gender Violence at Universities, the results has been included in the Spanish Law for the Effective Equality between Women and Men (2007), and generated the creation of the first protocol of prevention and action in front of the sexual assault of the spanish universities.
University of Barcelona
Antonio Madrid Pérez is Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Barcelona. Coordinates the Legal Clinic right to Law (derecho al Derecho). He has chaired the Staff Board of the University of Barcelona and has been director of the Equality Unit at this University. For a few years he has been developing public management responsibilities at the municipal level. He has researched on the following subjects: the social organization of social gratuity, the relationships between human suffering and Law and Politics, the legal and institutional treatment of violence against women, and the challenges that the uses of artificial intelligence raise the Law.
University of Deusto
Ana Vidu currently holds a Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, and she has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley (Department of Sociology) and returning to Deusto, to continue researching solidarity networks and mechanisms to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in institutions. Dr. Vidu has been Editorial Assistant of International Sociology from 2015 to 2020. She is also a member of the ESA and of its RN33: Women’s and Gender Studies and the International Sociological Association, among others, such as the European Women Lawyers Association and AMIE. She received the Distinction Award for her Bachelor’s Degree and also for her Master’s in Sociology. Her doctoral dissertation provided pioneering scientific knowledge in Spain on the treatment of one of the first complaints against a professor for sexual harassment at the University of Barcelona, comparing it with the first complaint at the University of Berkeley. She was co-founder of the “Solidarity Network of Victims of Gender Violence in Universities” (created in 2013), recognized as “good practice” by the Women’s Foundation of the Spanish Equality Observatory. She has participated in many international conferences, competitive research projects and has published several articles on gender violence, sexual consent and second order of sexual harassment, in top journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Frontiers in Psychology or Masculinities and Social Change.
University of Girona
Patricia Melgar Alcantud holds a PhD in Education from the University of Barcelona. She is currently an interim associate professor in the Department of Pedagogy (social work studies) at the University of Girona and a member of the CREA Research Center (http://creaub.info/es/). She is the principal investigator of the research groups IGESI Interdisciplinary Research Group on Gender and Social Inequalities. Her main lines of research are preventive socialization of gender violence, social intervention to overcome gender violence, gender and education to overcome inequalities. Around these lines, she has participated in numerous competitive research, both regional and national. She is currently the main researcher of the R+D+i project “SOL.NET: Solidarity Networks with Impact on the Recovery Processes of Women Victims of Gender Violence“. She is editor of the journal Géneros and member of the Editorial Board of the journal Violence Against Women. Finally, it is worth mentioning her involvement in social movements working for women’s rights and, especially, in overcoming gender violence. She is the secretary of the Plataforma Unitaria contra las Violencias de Género.
Honorari Professor Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antonia Fernández Valencia, Professor in the Department of Teaching of Social Sciences at UCM until 2017, she is currently Honorary Collaborating Professor and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Gender and Education (Sige), which she founded in 2006. She has participated in various innovation and research projects, including, even today, the R+D+i Project on Daily Life in Modern Spain -since 2009- and the Research Group Literary Sources for Women’s History, both directed by Dr. Gloria Franco. She has developed three lines of research: Gender and the teaching of history, Discourses on gender – in which the project Gender and Museums: Itineraries in Women promoted in 2009 from the IIF of the UCM as a collaboration MECyD-UCM, visible in www.museosenfemenino.es – and various aspects of women’s history (education, patronage, social institutions and conflict – in the Modern and Contemporary Age. Publications have been derived from all this.
University of Jaén
Antonia García Luque, Doctor with European mention from the University of Jaén. In 2008 she defended the first national thesis on Gender Archeology. For four years she was a professor in the Didactics Department of Social Sciences at the University of Granada. She is currently a professor in the Didactics Area of Social Sciences at the University of Jaén; coordinator of the Women, Science and Society Seminar of the UJA; and coordinator and teacher of the official Master’s Degree Critical analysis of gender inequalities and comprehensive intervention in gender violence by the UJA. He has participated in various R&D projects of a national and European nature, and currently directs the research project “Coeducation and masculinity: an unexplored binomial. The construction of new male models in schools”. The result of this are numerous publications and participation in congresses, seminars, conferences and courses. Her current line of research is Coeducation and Didactics of Social Sciences from a gender perspective.
University Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona
Joan Guàrdia Olmos, Rector of the University of Barcelona. University Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona (Spain). He has been teaching since 1984 on topics related to research methodology in psychology. His research activity has led him to coordinate more than twenty doctoral theses, at his own university as well as at others. He has presented more than 250 communications at scientific conferences and meetings. He has also published more than 40 books and chapters, and more than 220 scientific articles. Of those, more than 180 have been published in indexed journals, including more than 160 in journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports.
Director General of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Dr Mar Camacho, general manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Professor of Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education, Rovira i Virgili University (Catalonia).
Professor in degree and post-graduate programs, with a special emphasis on learning through the use of mobile devices and emerging technologies.
Co-author of the first monography about mobile learning in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, she led a nation-wide research about the use of tablets in school and their impact on learning. Her international collaborations in this field include institutions as UNESCO or the International Telecommunication Union (United Nations).
She has been keynote speaker in some international conferences and she is the author of more than 60 academic papers.
She was appointed as General Manager of Primary and Pre-Primary Education of the Catalan government in July 2018. Currently, she is General Manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture.
Associate director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Josep Maria Martorell has a PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ramon Llull University (URL). He has developed his career in the field of academic and scientific management, both at the university and government levels, including five years as General Director of Research at the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government). Since April 2016 he is associate director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Josep Maria has completed various business and management training programs at ESADE (VV-2004) and IESE (PDD-2009), and has long experience as a Business Angel and mentor in different technology start-ups created in Barcelona. He is a member of different advisory committees of European scientific institutions, such as the Barcelona Institute of Political Economy and Governance and the BarcelonaBeta Foundation for Alzheimer Research.
Cristina Sánchez Miret is Doctor in Sociology and Director of the Business Department of the University of Girona
Cristina Sánchez Miret, professor of Sociology and expert in research on social inequalities related to gender, age, social class and lifestyle, and also in citizen participation. She has collaborated and collaborates in several national and international research projects related to these topics. She has published among others Sánchez, C. and Villena, N. (2018) Conciliation and co-responsibility A feminist perspective. Fundación Irla ISBN: 978-84-697-9754-9 and SÁNCHEZ, C. and BOU, J. (2014) Participation as of the gender perspective from the analysis of specific participatory processes, in DIAS; N: Hope for Democracy -25 Years of Participatory Budgeting Worldwide. ISBN: 978-972-8262-09. She is currently a member of the Board against the feminization of poverty and precariousness, of the Advisory Council for Municipal Support for Inclusion and of the Board of Budgets and Fiscal Policy with a Gender Perspective of the Barcelona City Council. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Schedule Reform and of the Advisory Commission of the Strategy for Territorial Dynamization of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Journalist at TV3
Carles Solà Serra, is journalist, since 2017 he has been director of the TV3 30 minuts program. Has been for 13 seasons at the head of the Tot un món at TV3, the program was addressed on cultural diversity and immigration present in Catalonia with a clear will of normalize their presence. Charles Solà is also Vice-President of the Mesa de la Diversitat del Consell Audiovisual de Catalunya wich has the aim to make the existing social diversity visible
in our media. And he is a member of the Platforma per la Llengua. He is activist and with a strong commitment to ethical journalism.
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Cristina Pulido, is Professor Serra Hunter of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research topics are linked to media literacy and quality journalism, prevention of online harassment, social media and social impact. She is the director of El Diario Feminista, the only media with this orientation that publishes every day of the year. She is a researcher for the Media and eradication of gender violence project led by the European Network of Women Journalists and El Diario Feminista.
Professor of History of Education at the University of Barcelona
Dr. Conrad Vilanou i Torrano, professor of History of Education in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Barcelona, he has specialized in the analysis of concepts, discourses and pedagogical narratives.
He directs the magazine Temps d‘Educació and is the author of books and articles related to contemporary Pedagogical and Social Thought and the History of Physical Education and Sports.
Distinguished Professor at the Department of Education of the School of Humanities and Education. Director of Education for Development
Sofialeticia Morales Garza Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Education and Development from the Harvard University School of Education and has held various positions at the national and international level.
At the national level, she has been General Director of International Relations and Innovation and Academic Strengthening of the SEP, as well as Academic Director of the National Center for the Arts. At the international level, she has been Director of the Education and Development Unit of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Principal Advisor of the Millennium Development Goals, today ODS, for the United Nations system, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) in WDC. He has developed initiatives and published various articles and books in which the Face, Voices and Places of the MDG Initiative in the most vulnerable communities of the Americas stand out, as well as the Portrait of Educational Work in Mexico City: Testimonies from Schools (2012 -2018) and Voices and Teaching Thought in Transformative Practices and the Systematization of the Learning Communities Project in 6 Latin American countries: Five-year achievements. She currently is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Education of the School of Humanities and Education and Director of Education for Development as well as a member of the organizing committee of the Network of Women United for Education (MUxED).
Miquel Guardiola, Socialization Technician at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES)
Associate professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
MªLuisa Santos Pastor is University Associate Professor. Physical Education Degree and PhD. Social Education Graduate. GEDAF-UAM Research Group Coordinator. RIADIS Coordinator. Coordinator in the Innovation Area for the UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice.
Line of research: innovation in university teaching and formative evaluation. University service-learning in physical activity and sports. Physical activities in the environment. Experience in qualitative research (Study of cases in Education). Participation in research and innovation projects. She also has several publications, presentations and communications in congresses, and teaches several subjects related with didactics and teaching PE in different educational levels, contexts and action areas.
Professor assistant at the Universidad de La Laguna
Jorge Miguel Fernández Cabrera is Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Specific Didactics Dept. (Didactics of Body Expression Area) at the University of La Laguna. Coordinator of the Inclusion and SL line in the research group IIDAFD. Experience in pre-school, primary, secondary and high school. Author and co-author in several publications in scientific journals and international and national congresses, participating in the organization committee in some of them. Director of several innovation projects about USL and PAS in vulnerable socio-educational contexts (education centers for juvenile detention with judiciary measures) and participation in a research project about inclusion and Physical Education.
Professor assistant at the Universidad de Los Lagos
Bastian Carter Thuiller is Physical Education Professor, Education Degree, Master’s Degree in Social Sciences for the Research in Education and Ph.D. in Transdisciplinary Research in Education. Postdoctoral studies in the field of Educational Research.
Experience as professor in pre and postgraduate programs in several domestic and foreign universities (institutions in which different management positions were held). More than 50 specialized scientific publications and 40 lectures in national and international events.
His main research lines are: (a) sociocultural aspects of education and sports; (b) immigration, education and sports; (c) formative and shared evaluation in higher education; (d) active methodologies for learning; (e) sports training.
University of Glasgow
Ellen Boeren, Profesor at the University of Glasgow, is a Doctor of Educational Sciences. Her research interests are in the field of adult education and Lifelong Learning, conducting comparative research at the European level, publishing in high-impact journals, book chapters and commissioned reports. She was awarded a Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship with the OECD (funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation) and she was the Project Leader of the Edinburgh team in the ENLIVEN project, funded by Horizon 2020: Encouraging Lifelong Learning for a Vibrant and Inclusive Europe. She is the author of “Engaging in Lifelong Learning in a Changing Political Context: An Interdisciplinary Theory” for which she won the International Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Contribution of Her to Adult Education Literature.
Professor at University of Zaragoza
Carmen Elboj, Professor at the University of Zaragoza, is a Senior Professor at the University of Zaragoza. She has coordinated different projects related to education and preventive socialization of gender violence, such as “Secondary Education Schools and education in values: proposals for gender violence prevention” (European Commission) or “Improving coexistence and learning in educational centers with immigrant students” (R + D + i). Several of her works have been published by journals indexed in WOS (Q1 and Q2), such as “Clara, From the Ghetto to the European Parliament” Qualitative Inquiry; “Sub-communities of mutual learners in the classroom: The case of Interactive Groups”, Psychodidactic Journal; or “Interactive groups for immigrant students: a factor for success in the path of immigrant students” International Journal of Inclusive Education.
University of Extremadura
Beatriz Muñoz has a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and a doctorate from the University of Extremadura. She currently works as a Professor at the University of Extremadura. She specializes in issues of gender inequalities, depopulation in the rural world, and the loneliness of the elderly. She has been General Director of Women of the Government of Extremadura (Spain) and she has been part of the commission of experts to study the consequences of the time change in Spain.
Interim Contracted Professor University of Zaragoza
Alejandro Quintas Hijós is an Interim Contracted Professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences and Education. Initial training in Teaching and Philosophy, he has taught in different Faculties in subjects associated with Didactics and Technology in the Teaching Degrees and in the secondary Master’s degree. He directs various training courses for university graduates and coordinates various innovation projects on educational technology. He has carried out international exchanges in Italy and Romania on educational technology and gamification. He has given several invited plenary lectures both nationally and internationally and has contributions in the form of an article, chapter or research article. He is currently developing the line of research on interdisciplinary gamification together with the teaching and research team of the University of Zaragoza.
Computer Engineer from Mondragon Unibertsitatea and Software Development Engineer from Athlone Institute of Technology
Itziar Garcia Blazquez is a Computer Engineer from Mondragon Unibertsitatea and a Software Development Engineer from Athlone Institute of Technology. After studying several masters and postgraduate courses related to education and technology, she is currently a doctoral student at the University of Mondragon’s Faculty of Humanities and Education. She is also a teacher in that faculty and belongs to the research group KoLaborategia, the center of Education and Communication for the Digital Society. The lines of research she is currently working on are related to the digital competence of students, the permanent training of teachers, artificial intelligence in education, and digital inclusion.
National Distance Education University
Javier Gil Quintana, PhD in Education and Communication (UNED). Bachelor in Teaching (UVA); Master’s degree in “Digital Technologies and the Society of the Knowledge” and Master’s degree in “Communication and Education on the Net” (UNED); expert in media analysis, digital production and free software (UNED). Director and teacher in public schools, developing educational innovation projects and receiving recognition for those projects. Teacher at the Catholic University of Avila and currently working as a professor at the UNED’s Faculty of Education (Madrid). At the research level, participation in international projects with universities such as Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad Abierta y A Distancia y de la Sabana in Chía (Colombia), Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador) and Harvard Extension School at Harvard University. Participation in different groups as “Social Media and Inclusive and Ubiquitous Media Education” (SMEMIU) and “Digital Communication and Information” (GICID).