Ada Lasheras González holds a Degree in History (2012) from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and a Master in Classical Archaeology (2014) from the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, for which she received the Special Award for Best Academic Performance from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2015). Since September 2018 she holds a PhD Degree in Classical Archaeology from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Her PhD dissertation, “El suburbi portuari de Tarraco a l’Antiguitat tardana (segles III-VIII)“, was supervised by Dr. Josep Anton Remolà (MNAT-URV-ICAC) and Prof. Dr. Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo (URV-ICAC). This research was developed at the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica thanks to a predoctoral scholarship (FI-DGR 2015-2017) from the Government of Catalonia, and was awarded with the highest distinction by an international PhD defence committee.
Her main research interests are late antique cities and ports, with a special focus on the urbanism of harbour areas and the exchange networks in the western Mediterranean between the 3rd and 8th centuries. She has disseminated the outcomes of her work in numerous conferences, workshops and scientific meetings, which have resulted in many international publications. Additionally, she devotes part of her research to social and women’s history, producing a number of different specialised publications.
The fulfilment of several stays at European research centres and universities has also contributed to the internationalisation of her career. Particularly remarkably are her collaborations with the Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civilità of the Università di Bologna (IT) as a predoctoral researcher in 2017; and with the Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut (AT) as an Incoming Fellow in 2019, where she has developed a project proposal for the current Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions call.