Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (1993, UPV/EHU) and a Doctorate in Demography (2000, Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB). Between 1993 and 2000 she was associated with the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfis (UAB) via different grants and contracts. In 2001 she returned, with a postdoctoral grant, to the UPV/EHU where she has worked ever since. Currently, she is an assistant lecturer in the Departamento de Sociología 2 and member of the Academic Committee of the Máster en Estudios Feministas y de Género.

As regards her research fields, as well as demographic issues and those related to families, she has specialised in the methodology of feminist research (she has been a member of the SIMReF since 2008) and she also analyses several topics linked to social movements. Among the research projects she is working on, USVreact. Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence (2016-2018, principal researcher at the UPV/EHU) and Fortaleciendo la rigurosidad metodológica en los estudios de género a través de aprendizajes internacionales (Strengthening methodological rigour in gender studies via international learning, 2015-2017, researcher) stand out.

Some of her publications are:

SAGASTIZABAL, MARINA and LUXÁN, MARTA (2016). “Generoa eta denboraren erabilera”, Legarreta (coord.) Bi hamarkadako gizarte-aldaketa Euskal AEn denboraren erabileraren bitartez. Denbora-aurrekontuen inkesta, 1993-2013. Vitoria-Gasteiz: Eustat, 379-416.

MENDIA, LUXÁN, LEGARRETA, GUZMÁN, ZIRION and AZPIAZU (eds) (2015). Otras formas de (re)conocer. Reflexiones, herramientas y aplicaciones desde la investigación feminista. Bilbao: Hegoa-SIMReF.

MARTÍNEZ, LUZ Mª, BIGLIA, BARBARA, LUXÁN, MARTA, FERNÁNDEZ, CRISTINA, AZPIAZU, JOKIN and BONET, JORDI (COORD.) (2014) “Experiencias de investigación feminista: propuestas y reflexiones metodológicas”. Athenea Digital 14 (4) (especial issue). ISSNe: 1578-8946.

LUXÁN, MARTA y MARTÍN, UNAI (2012). “Demografía”. Informe socioeconómico de la CAE 2012. Vitoria/Gasteiz: Eustat/Eusko Jaurlaritza. (1-43).