Historian. She is currently an Academic Collaborator at the UPV/EHU. She has taught postgraduate courses at Georgetown University , Universidad Veracruzana and the University of Havana . From the beginning her research focused on issues related to social reproduction from a gender perspective. And more specifically on the work, a key institution to define the subject of the modern societies. The work of women and their contribution to the welfare of families has been a line of research that has generated very innovative results in the field of socio-economic history. The study of family strategies and economies from this perspective has also led her to analyze the gender gap in family consumption. Her research has been guided by feminist criticism to the assumptions on which the nature and the interpretation of social and economic phenomena is usually constructed. It is worth noting the R+D+I project "Reconstruction of women's labour activity rates in the Basque Country 1825-1975" (2010-12) where she has been the main researcher, and her participation in the European project "Gender and Well-Being: Interaction between Work, Family and Public Policies "(2005-09). Among her publications we may found: “Breadwinners and Housewives: Another Look at Basque Industrialization” (2004); “Gender Inequalities Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europe” (2010) (coauthor); "Work, family and institutions: production and distribution of resources for well-being. Centuries XVIII-XX " (2012) (coauthor); "Child labor and gender in the Basque Country, 1825-1935" (2013) (coauthor); "Women's Economic Participation in the Eve of Industrialization. Bizkaia, Spain, 1825" in Feminist Economics nº 33 (2014)
She has been president of the Spanish Association for Research on Women´s History (2008-2010) and has contributed in several collective books: “History of Women in Spain and Latin America” (2006); “The social scientists in Spain: an action-research” (2007).
She is currently interested in the construction of national identities, gender and race in Cuba in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her starting point has been a renewed reading of the results of the research projects that she led before (1996-2000): "Households, families and demographic behavior"; "Marriage, cohabitation and family in colonial Cuba: Color, condition and gender face to the strategies of survival and social mobility". The meaning of the different social practices previously observed constitutes the center of the debates about the representation of the Cuban nation. In such a way that the racial and gender identities, the hermeneutics of the body and the sexuality are the fundamental tool that she uses to understand the discursive and emotional tensions around the construction of the nation's body between 1868 and 1899. The hegemonic project formulated by the Creole elites would incorporate a model of masculinity and femininity whose assumption would be a requirement of the pact of fraternity between the races. Her most recent publication is "Body to Body with the Liberals: The Association Movement of the Colored Race in Cuba, 1878-1898, included in the book edited by María Sierra “Enemies Within: Cultural Hierarchies and Liberal Political Models In The Hispanic World”(2015).