María Ruiz Torrado (Irún, 1984) is an anthropologist and a doctor in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV/EHU, 2016). Currently, she is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology (UPV/EHU) and holds a Grant for the Hiring of Recent Doctors (UPV/EHU, 2017).

After obtaining a bachelor’s in History (UPV/EHU, 2006) and Social and Cultural Anthropology (2008), she completed a master’s in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV/EHU, 2010). Later, she did her doctorate under the supervision of Mari Luz Esteban, with a Predoctoral Grant (Basque Government, 2013-2016). The result was her doctoral thesis Kartzela genero-erakunde bezala: genero-bereizkeriak, erresistentzia-praktikak eta agentzia Euskal Herrian espetxeratutako emakumeen artean (Prison as an gender institution: Gender discriminations, resistance practices and agency amongst women imprisoned in the Basque Country, 2016), in which she addresses the experiences of women imprisoned in the prisons of Araba/Álava, Martutene and Pamplona, emphasising the gender inequalities of incarceration and the resistance practices that women prisoners carry out to face up to these.

Beyond her doctoral thesis, her first steps in the field of Feminist Anthropology were as co-author of the following research works: “La aportación de las mujeres a la Historia de Tolosa” (Tolosa Town Council, 2008-2009), “Mujeres en Irún (1931-1992): etnografía de sus memorias” (Irún Town Council, 2009-2011) and “Mujeres ex-presas: vulnerabilidad y autonomía” (Emakunde, 2011-2012).

She is a member of the research networks Red GEISPE and SinRejas, as well as the ANKULEGI Anthropology Association.

Publications:

• RUIZ TORRADO, María (2018): “Género, poder y resistencia: las mujeres encarceladas como agentes”, in Elisabet Almeda Samaranch, Vivianne Cantalapiedra García and Monica Marginet Flinch (coords.), Mujeres, Sistema Penal y Exclusión Social. Construyendo Alternativas desde el Género, Copalqui Editorial, Barcelona. [To be published in 2018]

•RUIZ TORRADO, Maria (2017): Kartzela genero-erakunde bezala: bereizkeriak, erresistentziak eta agentzia Euskal Herrian espetxeratutako emakumeen artean, UEU, Bilbo.

• RUIZ TORRADO, María (2016): “Murrua murru (besterik ez) denean. Kartzelatutako emakumeen erresistentzia-praktikak aztergai”, in Mari Luz Esteban Galarza and Jone M. Hernandez García (coords.), Etnografia Feministak Euskal Herrian. XXI. mendera begira dagoen antropologia, UPV/EHU, UEU, Bilbao, 103-119.

• RUIZ TORRADO, María (2016): “Espetxeko genero-diskriminazioa hizpide: Euskal Herriko presondegietako atxiloen, langileen eta elkarteetako kideen ikuspegiak”, Uztaro. Udako Euskal Unibertsitatearen giza eta gizarte-zientzien aldizkaria, 98, 5-29.

 

maria.ruizt@ehu.eus