Irantzu Fernandez Rodriguez

IRANTZU FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ (Bilbo, 1986) holds a bachelor’s in Sociology (UPV/EHU, 2008) and Cultural and Social Anthropology (UPV/EHU, 2012), and a doctorate in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV/EHU, 2016). She is at present a lecturer at the UPV/EHU, in the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology.

In her doctoral thesis, titled Nerabezaroko maitasun bizipenen etnografia: harremanen antolaketa, gorputz lanak eta heteroaraua Bilboko gaztetxoen artean (Ethnography of amorous experiences in adolescence: The organisation of relations, corporal work and hetero-normativity in adolescents in Bilbao), she studies experiences and relations of love among adolescents, taking into account factors like gender, age and social class. The work was supervised by Mari Luz Esteban and financed by the Basque Government with the training grant for non-doctoral researchers (PREDOC, 2010). During the research, she carried out a stay at the FLASCO University in Buenos Aires (Argentina). She has published several articles and presented in conferences on this subject.

She has taken part in other research projects, both in anthropology and various subjects, including “Nuevas solidaridades, reciprocidades y alianzas: la emergencia de espacios colaborativos y redefinición de la ciudadanía” [“New solidarities, reciprocities, and alliances: the rise of collaborative spaces and the redefinition of citizenship”] (MIMECOR17/P12), “Komunitateak ehunduz herri ekimenetatik” [Weaving communities from popular initiatives] (Gipuzkoa Provincial Government, UPV/EHU), and “El Programa Municipal de Educación de Calle (PEC) de Vitoria-Gasteiz: historia de una trayectoria y proyección al futuro” [The “Street Education” Municipal Programme (PEC) in Vitoria-Gasteiz: history of a development and projection towards the future] (Vitoria City Council).

She is a member of the Basque Anthropology Association Ankulegi.