Sofia Marques da Silva University of Porto, Portugal
Sofia Marques da Silva is Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, in the field of Research Methodologies and Sociology of Education and member the Educational Research and Intervention Centre and INESC-TEC. She holds a PhD in Educational Sciences since 2008 and has been doing research in the field of inclusion, diversity and youth and published at national and international level. She is the coordinator of the national project GROW.UP – Grow up in border regions in Portugal: young people, educational pathways and agendas” (FEDER/FCT) and the co-coordinator of Erasmus + Project #IBelong - Towards a Sense of Belonging in an Inclusive Learning Environment. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal Ethnography & Education (and was co-editor of international publications in education. She is convenor of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and board member of the Portuguese Society of Education Sciences, representing it in the EERA council. She is an expert of the European network NESET II (Social Dimension of Education and Training), the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and of the Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020. She is deputy coordinator of the initiative Portugal INCoDe.2030, coordinating activities on digital inclusion and gender gap in digital technologies.