María is a sustainability researcher at ICTA-UAB and a participatory theatre practitioner.
She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Technology, through which she has explored the potential of participatory theatre for sustainability science. Her research interests focus on social learning, participatory action-research methods and the potentials of Art/Science hybrid experiences for transdisciplinary dialogues and sustainability transformations. She has also research experience on the fields of food sovereignty and the agro-industrial food system conflict, sustainable consumption and lifestyle changes towards more sustainable futures.
She is currently working in the PERFORM H2020 research project exploring the impact of participatory educational processes based in performing arts in students’ learning about and engagement in science. She is also actress and coordinator of the theatre company Projecta Teatre Social.
Email UAB: Maria.Heras@uab.cat
ICTA Office: Z/122
ICTA Telephone: 935868646