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Moises Esteban-Guitart

ICREA Acadèmia 2021

Universitat de Girona · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Moises Esteban-Guitart

Full Professor at the Department of Psychology and director of the Institute of Educational Research at the University of Girona (UdG). He did a postdoctoral stage at the Institute for Cultural Research and Education (California, USA) and he was visiting professor at the University of Arizona (USA) and University of Colorado-Boulder (USA). He has been involved in different funded research projects on education and learning sciences. He is leading the consolidated research group “Culture, Education and Human Development”, and the international alliance "funds of knowledge" to promote equity and social justice in education ( Author of the book entitled “Funds of Identity. Connecting Meaningful Learning Experiences In and Out of School” (2016, Cambridge University Press), among other books in Spanish. He has published over 150 scientific articles accumulating more than 7,500 citations in February 2023 (h-index: 44, i10-index: 125).

Research interests

His research interests are focused on the study of the connections between identity, culture and education. He is developing a research area focused on the concepts of the “Funds of identity” and “Community funds of knowledge and identity”, based on the funds of knowledge approach, and the promotion of the bridges of the contexts and learning experiences in and out of school ( The proposal theory and praxis of “funds of identity” (Esteban-Guitart, 2012, Esteban-Guitart & Moll, 2014) has been implemented around the world by a wide range of researchers. A rich literature that has been recently reviewed by Hood & Volman (2020) in the Review of Educational Research journal (impact factor: 12.566, 1 out of 264, Q1, JCR). He is currently engaged in action-research projects aimed to investigate the personalized and contextualized learning and to improve equity and social justice in education.  


Identity, funds of knowledge, funds of identity, cultural psychology, qualitative methods, participatory action-research, design-based research, equity, social justice

ICREA Memoir 2022