I was born in January 1972 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. I obtained my Degree in Pure Mathematics in 1995, and one year later I finished my Professional Master's Degree in Mathematics Teacher Education, both at the University of Barcelona. By then I had also started my Degree in Philosophy.
While working as a mathematics teacher in a public secondary school, I joined Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1998 for my Research Master's Degree and my PhD in Mathematics Education -July 2001. I was promoted to Associate Professor following the position of Assistant Professor for five years. In 2014 I was distinguished as ICREA Professor by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies. This is my current position, which I share with the concurrent position as Extraordinarious Professor at the Mathematics Education Department of the University of South Africa (2013-2016, renewed 2017-2020). I am enjoying the opportunity to learn from two different academic cultures.
I have shared all these years with my family. Bernat is fifteen years old and Berta is eleven. They attend public schools in Barcelona, with active and committed teachers who give them support in the understanding of learning as a way of living. Their teachers resist complicate policies in the country: they promote knowledge, togetherness and respect, and by doing so they dignify the public school system.