Marina Garcés, Henry Giroux and Boaventura de Sousa Santos at IRED’19

Marina Garcés, Henry Giroux and Boaventura de Sousa Santos will participate in the 1st International Conference on Research in Education “Education 2019: Challenges, Trends and Commitments” IRED’19.

IRED’19, organized by the University of Barcelona, together with the Spanish network of research institutes in Education, wants to analyze the immediate future of Education.

If you want to know the Challenges, Trends and Commitments of Research in Education, you can’t miss it.

Barcelona, November 4-5, 2019


Marina Garcés

Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities Studies at the Open University of Catalonia. Her work focuses on the field of politics and critical thinking, and the need to articulate a philosophical voice capable of challenging and engaging.

She is the author of the books Un mundo común (2013), Filosofía inacabada (2015), Fora de classe. Textos de filosofia de guerrilla (2016), El compromís (2013), Humanitats en transició (2017) and Nova il·lustració radical (2017).


Henry Giroux

One of the founders of critical pedagogy in the United States and one of Canada’s most widely known academics, he is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been listed among the fifty most influential present-day thinkers in the domain of education and is also the main translator into English of the works of Paulo Freire, with whom he has co-edited numerous publications on critical pedagogy. Always upholding radical democracy, Giroux sees pedagogy as an essential vehicle for constricting a critical citizenry.

Notable among his widely translated works are Pedagogía crítica, estudios culturales y democracia radicalCultura, política y práctica educativa, and Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning.


Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the Law School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also director of the Social Studies Center of the University of Coimbra and coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Portuguese Justice, at the same university. Throughout his career he has received several awards, including the 1996 Gulbenkian Science Prize, the Adam Podgórecki Award, from the International Association of Sociology, 2009, the Grã-Cruz of the Order of Cultural Merit of 2009, of the Federative Government of Brazil, the Xavier de Salas Foundation Award, Spain, 2010, the Mexico Science and Technology Award of 2010 or the Harry J. Prize. Kalven Jr. 2011, from the Law and Society Association; Doctor Honoris Causa from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2012.