Miren Guilló Arakistain holds a bachelor’s in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UPV/EHU) and a master’s in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV-EHU). She currently lectures in the Social Anthropology degree programme in the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology (UPV/EHU) and is working on her doctoral thesis which examines the politics of menstruation, gender relations and corporalities.

The point of departure for this research was a previous investigation for her end-of-course master’s project titled “La menstruación: discursos, prácticas y tensiones. Reflexionando en la búsqueda de nuevos significados”. Specifically, the general objective of her doctoral thesis is to enquire into alternative politics and cultures of menstruation, observing corporal and gender ideologies. The scientific context of this analysis is explored, especially, through Medical Anthropology, Social Theory of the Body and Feminist Theory. Within this process, stays at foreign universities have been significant: UC Berkeley (2012), UC San Diego (2013) and at the research centre IRSA (Inštitut za razvojne in strateške analize- Institute for developmental and strategic analysis) in Ljubljana.

Amongst her publications the following stand out:

“La in-corporación de la investigación: políticas de la menstruación y cuerpos (re)productivos”, Revista Nómadas 39, «La sensibilidad: potencia y resistencias». Manuel Roberto Escobar and Nina Alejandra Cabra (ed.), 233-245, Universidad Central, Bogotá, 2013.

“Mujeres jóvenes y menstruación: contracultura y resignificación del ciclo menstrual en el País Vasco”  Publicacions URV Antropologia Mèdica, REDAM 13. «Jóvenes, desigualdades y salud. Vulnerabilidad y políticas publicas», Oriol Romaní and Lina Casadó (ed.)  143-165, Publicacions URV Antropologia Médica, 2014

“Menstruación y nuevas formas de espiritualidad: políticas, agencias y saberes alternativos” Actas Simposio “Reencuentro salud y espiritualidad: agencias, saberes y prácticas periféricas”. Periferias, fronteras y diálogos. XIII Congreso de Antropología de la FAAEE. 4577- 4594 , Universitat Rovira y Virgili, 2014

«Espiritualtasun garaikideak hilekoaren irakurketa alternatiboetan: gorputz- eta genero- ideologiak» “Etnografia Feministak Euskal Herrian. XXI Mendera begira dagoen antropologia”. Mari Luz Esteban and Jone Miren Hernandez (coord). UEU Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, 2016

“Hilekoaren antropologiara hurbilketa: gorputzaren eta odolaren arau eta politikak” II. Ikergazte. Nazioarteko ikerketa euskaraz. Kongresuko artikulu bilduma. Gizarte Zientziak eta Zuzenbidea
2017

She recently coordinated the book Festak, genero-harremanak eta feminismoa. Begirada teoriko eta antropologikoak, praktika sortzaileak eta plazeraren kudeaketa kolektiboak (UEU, 2017).

She is a member of the research networks SMCR (Society for Menstrual Cycle Research) and RedCAPS (Red de mujeres profesionales de la salud, Network of Professional Women in the Health Sector), as well as being president of the ANKULEGI Anthropology Association.

She also holds a bachelor’s in Pedagogy (UPV/EHU) and a diploma in Social education (UPV/EHU), and for many years worked in the field of non-formal education, participating in different associations and projects in which themes of gender and corporalities coincided (and wove together); pedagogical processes and educational innovation; children’s literature and anthropological perspective.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3695-5952