Ainara Barron Iriarte (Labastida, 1979). In 2009 she gained a diploma in Social Education (UPV/EHU) and in 2012 a bachelor’s in Social Anthropology (UPV/EHU). In 2015 she did the master’s degree in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV/EHU). She is currently doing her doctoral thesis in the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology and has a predoctoral grant from the Basque Government. The work analyses supportive and non-supportive processes in depopulated mountain areas, with a case study of the Roncal Valley (in the Navarrese Pyrenees), in which the effects of gender on these processes is addressed. Moreover, she is a member of the AFIT-Antropologia Feminista Ikerketa Taldea Research Group.
As regards her professional career, she has worked in the area of non-formal education and in particular the terrain of coeducation, in educational intervention programmes with young people and children, as well as in teacher training in this field. Meanwhile, she has also been an assistant in the Department of Equality, Cooperation, Coexistence and Fiestas at the Bilbao City Council and a children’s educator for the Foral Institute for Social Assistance (IFAS).