Isabel Altamirano is Zapotec from the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Alberta and the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria. Her research interrogates the relationship among gender, indigeneity, and the economy and analyzes how different how different systems of oppression are produced and contested in North America. From an Indigenous feminist perspective, her current perspective focuses on Indigenous women’s politics of resistance. Her book Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism. Place, Women and the Environment published by UBC Press examines the relationship between the articulation of indigenetiy, neo-liberal governance, gender and the environment in Canada and Mexico. She has recently edited with Nathalie Kermoal, the book Living on the Land. Indigenous Women’s Understandings of Place. Isabel research has focused in Canada, Mexico and, to some extent, Nicaragua. She has published a number of articles and book chapters in both domestic and international venues.
Isabel also serves on the editorial board of Political Economy Studies and as Chair of the University of Alberta Northern Research Awards Committee.