in 1948) is a Spanish social-democratic politician
, member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
She is an expert in human migration and global social processes. She is sociology Professor in the University of the Basque Country in Spain.
She was an elected member of the municipality of Getxo (Biscay) up to 2007, and is currently a member of the intellectual group Foro Ermua (the Ermua Forum) and Democratic Citizenship.
Due to her critical position towards the social policy of the leader of her party she has a banishment expedient waiting for resolution (2006). She has been targeted by the Spanish terrorist organization ETA. She must attend her classes in the university escorted by bodyguards. She gives conferences to explain her beliefs about the current political situation in Spain.