Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez is Binizá (Zapotec) from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. She is a professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in comparative Indigenous feminist studies at the University of Alberta. Her current research examines the connection among body, land, dispossession and Indigenous refusal and documents how Indigenous women embody the impacts of resource extraction in Western Canada and Southern Mexico. She is currently preparing her second monograph Body Land, Resource Extraction and Indigenous Resurgence. Among her books are: Living on the Land. Indigenous Women Understanding of Place (edited with N. Kermoal) and Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism. Place, Women and the Environment.
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