Salvador Cardús i Ros (1954)
PhD in Economics. Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Former Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. He specializes in sociology of religion, immigration and identity amb social time organization, as a member of ISOR – Sociology of Religion, Identity and Memory (www.isor.cat).
Recently he has been shaping a new paradigm to study contemporary identity processes and the challenges of fragmented societies in the global order as a means to negotiate recognition while avoiding difficulties of self-definition.
He has published, among others books, Plegar de viure (with Joan Estruch, 1981), Saber el temps (1985), El desconcert de l’educació (2000), La mirada del sociólogo (2003), and El camí de la independència (2010). Professor Cardus is a regular contributor to the Barcelona daily press and a recognized lecturer in Catalonia and abroad. A member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (the Catalan Academy of Arts), he was also a member of the Catalan Government’s Council for National Transition and the Council for the Schedule Standardization Reform.