Sofia Marques DA SILVA, Associated Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, and member of CIIE – Educational Research and Intervention Centre. Lecturer in sociology of education and research methodologies. Has been doing research in the field of inclusion, diversity and youth. Since 2010 has been involved in developing an online and offline ethnography with young people from border regions.

She is the PI of the national project GROW.UP – Growing up in border regions in Portugal: young people, educational pathways and agendas. Convenor of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) and editor-in-chief of the Journal Ethnography & Education (Taylor & Francis/Routledge). Board member of the Portuguese Society of Education Sciences. Expert of the European network NESET II (Social Dimension of Education and Training) and of EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). Prof. da Silva is a member of the Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 − the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014−2020).