Marta Soler


 Academic category: Professor of the Department of Sociological Theory, Philosophy of Law and Methodologies in the Social Sciences at the University of Barcelona. PhD at Harvard University.

Doctoral dissertation: Dialogic reading: A new understanding of the reading event (Defended at Harvard University).

Lines of research: Dialogic reading, language and social inequalities, gender, communicative acts.




Framework programme:

  • INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion in Europe from Education. 6th Framework Programme. Knowledge Management Committee. European Commission. (2006-2011).
  • TRAMS. Training and mentoring of science shops. Directorate-General for Research & Innovation. European Commission. (2004-2007). Main Researcher of the Spanish partner team.
  • WORKALÓ. The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: the Gypsy case. 5th Framework Programme.. European Commission. (2001-2005).
  • Education and training for governance and active citizenship in Europe: Analysis of adult learning and design of formal, non-formal and informal educational intervention strategies. 5th Framework Programme.. European Commission. (2000-2004).


RTD National plan:

  • Impacto de los actos comunicativos en la construcción de nuevas masculinidades [Communicative acts which promote new masculinities]. Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovación. (2010-2012). Investigadora principal.
  • ACT-COM. Actos comunicativos y desigualdades sociales en las relaciones de género y la convivencia entre culturas [Communicative acts and social inequalities in gender relations and coexistence among cultures]. Dirección General de Investigación. (2006-2008). Investigadora principal.
  • Nuevas formas de participación y comunicación ciencia-sociedad [New forms of participation and communication among science and society]. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. (2007-2008). Investigadora principal.
  • Lectura dialógica e igualdad de género en las interacciones del aula [Dialogic reading and gender equality in the classroom interactions]. Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales. (2003-2006). Investigadora principal.
  • Encuentros entre personas mayores y la investigación científica. Nuevas estrategias para la participación social. [Encounters among elderly people and scientific research. New strategies for social participation]. Plan Nacional I+D+I. Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales. (2006-2009).
  • Análisis de los procesos de transnacionalidad económica y política marroquí, ecuatoriana y rumana. La migración como factor de acogida en los países de origen y acogida. [Analysis of economic and political transnationalism processes in Morocco, Ecuador and Romania. Migration as a host factor in the home and host countries]. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. (2005-2009).
  • Habilidades comunicativas y desarrollo social [Literacy and social development]. Secretaría de Estado de Universidades e Investigación. (1995-1999).
  • Habilidades básicas de la población adulta en España. Mapas, causas y soluciones. [Basic skills of adult population in Spain. Maps, causes and solutions]. Secretaría de Estado de Universidades e Investigación. (1992-1994).




  • Flecha, R. & Soler. M. (2013). Turning difficulties into possibilities: engaging Roma families and students in school through dialogic learning. Cambridge Journal of Education
  • Aubert, A., Serradell, O. & Soler, M. (2013). Compartiendo las diferencias en un mismo espacio ¿Comunidad Societal o Patriotismo de la Constitución? Scripta Nova, Vol. XVII, núm. 427
  • Soler, M. (2011). Editorial. European Journal of Education, 46(2), 169–172.
  • Oliver, E., Merrill, B., Soler, M., De Botton, L. (2011). Voices of the barrios that overcome their inequalities. Qualitative Inquiry, 17, 267-276.
  • Soler, M. (2011). Education for social inclusion. International Studies in Sociology of Education.
  • Gatt, S., Ojala, M., Soler, M. (2010). Learning communities. International Studies in Sociology of Education.
  • Soler, M., Flecha, R. (2010). Desde los actos de habla de Austin a los actos comunicativos. Perspectivas desde Searle, Habermas y CREA. Revista Signos, 43, 363-375.
  • Oliver, E., Soler, M., Flecha, R. (2009). Opening schools to all (women): Efforts to overcome gender violence in Spain. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30, 207-218.
  • Soler, M., Rué, L. (2006). The Dialogue on Nanoscience Project. Living Knowledge. International Journal of Community Based Research, 10-13.
  • Degener, S., Jacobson, E., Purcell-Gates, V., Soler, M. (2002). Impact of authentic adult literacy instruction on adult literacy practices. Reading Research Quarterly, 37, 70-92.
  • Degener, S., Jacobson, E., Purcell-Gates, V., Soler, M. (2001). Taking literacy skills home. Focus on Basics, 4, 19-22.
  • Soler, M. (2000). Pedagogy of the Heart. Teachers as cultural workers & Pedagogy of freedom. Harvard Educational Review, 1, 109-117.
  • Brizuela, B., Soler, M. (1998). Cultural action for freedom. Harvard Educational Review, 4, 471-475.


  • Searle, J., Soler, M. (Ed.) Lenguaje y ciencias sociales. Diálogo entre John Searle y CREA. Barcelona. El Roure.
  • Elboj, C., Puigdellívol, I., Soler, M., Valls, R. (2003). Comunidades de aprendizaje: Transformar la educación. Barcelona: Graó.

Book chapters:

  • Aubert, A., Soler, M. (2006).  Dialogism. The dialogic turn in the social sciences. J. Kincheloe, R. Horn (Eds.) The Praeger Book of Education and Psychology (pp. ). Greenwood Press.
  • Soler, M. (2004). Reading to share. Accounting for others in dialogic literary gatherings. Aspects of the dialogic self. In Marie-Cécile Bertau (Ed.). Aspects of the Dialogic Self. International Cultural-Historical Human Sciences (pp. 157-183). Berlín: Lehmans.
  • Soler, M. (2003). Reaching the excluded through Education for All. In Learning. Discourses in Europe (pp. 73-88). UNESCO-BIE.
  • Sormani, H., Soler, M., Espanya, M. (1995). Educational and methodological assumptions. In Numeracy at the workplace. The demand for general basic vocational qualifications.(pp. 15-30). ERDI

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