Marta Soler, Harvard PhD, is Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and Director of CREA, Community of Research on Excellence for All. She is President of the Catalan Sociological Association and representative in the Federal Assembly of the Spanish Federation of Sociology. Moreover, she is Vice-president of the European Sociological Association. She also serves at the Governing Board of the European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities, belongs to the ORCID Board of Directors, and is Expert Evaluator and Ethical Reviewer for the Framework Programme of Research of the European Commission. Marta is Board Member of SIOR (Social Impact Open Repository), the first open registry of social impact all over the world.

Marta is main researcher of the H2020 European funded research SOLIDUS, on solidarity in Europe in times of crisis, and Knowledge Management Coordinator of the FP7 IMPACT-EV project, which aims at developing a system of indicators of the scientific, political and social impact of the SSH projects funded by the European Union. Among her recent publications, the book “Achieving social impact. Sociology in the public sphere” by Springer is highlighted.