She holds a bachelor’s in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a master’s in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV/EHU). Currently, she is a researcher in the Antropologia Feminista Ikerketa Taldea Research Group at the UPV/EHU.

Her research career started with her end-of-course master’s project, a study on women’s participation in punk rock groups titled “Emakumeak punk-rock taldeetan” (2010). That same year, 2010, she carried out research on the construction of the female gender during the early years of the Franco regime with the 2nd Research Grant “The contribution of women to the history of Tolosa” from Tolosa Town Council.

Since 2013 she has been preparing her thesis within the framework of the programme Zabalduz 2012: Personal researcher in training in cooperation with the productive and social surroundings, working jointly with the UPV-EHU and AHOA (Archive of Memory). The thesis looks at constructions of gender identities during the early years of the Franco regime from an analysis of everyday life and emotions, focusing on power relations and with a feminist perspective. In 2015 she undertook a residence at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).


•Maialen Altuna Etxeberria (2016): “Emozioen erabilera genero-sistemaren inposaketan. Frankismoko dantzaldien kasua” in Esteban, Mari Luz and Hernandez, Jone Miren (coord.), Etnografia Feministak Euskal Herrian. XXI. Mendera begira dagoen antropologia, Bilbo: UEU-UPV/EHU.

•Maialen Altuna Etxeberria (2015): “Género, obediencia y sociabilidad en el trabajo durante el primer franquismo” in Castillo, Santiago and Duch, Montserrat (coord.) VIII Congreso de Historia Social. Sociabilidades en la historia, Tarragona: Universidad Rovira i Virgili [CD-ROM].

•Maialen Altuna Etxeberria (2010): Emakumeak punk-rock taldeetan, Master amaierako lana, linean argitaratua. Balioen Filosofia eta Gizarte Antropologia UPV/EHU eta Ikasketa Feministak eta Generokoak Doktorego Programa UPV/EHU.


She is a member of the Modern Experience research group and member of the Basque Anthropology Association Ankulegi.  And AHOA (Memory Archive).