Elixabete Imaz

Miren Elixabete Imaz Martínez

Former Member of the Consolidated Research Group

Elixabete Imaz Martínez holds a Ba degree in Political Science and Sociology (1992) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PhD in Social Anthropology (2008) from Universidad del País Vasco (EHU/UPV). She is currently associate professor at the Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology Department, EHU/UPV, and director of the Master’s Degree Program in Social Anthropology at EHU/UPV. Her main areas of research are feminist anthropology and gender relations, as well as the evolution in family structures and the new forms of parenthood (with a focus on same-sex parenthood), but she has also worked in other areas connected with gender issues, participating, for example, in Equipo Barañí, a project concerned with the issues faced by Roma women prisoners in Spain. She has been a visiting scholar at several universities, including the University of Nevada (Reno), Université de Toulouse – Le Mirail, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS-Paris), and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Her monograph Convertirse en madre. Etnografía del tiempo de gestación (Madrid, Cátedra-Feminismos, 2010) is her most representative research work to date, but she has also published numerous articles and conference and workshop papers, primarily in the fields of anthropology of the family and kinship, anthropology of reproduction, gender and prison, feminist anthropology, Roma women, and qualitative methodology.