Nerea Barjola (Santurtzi, 1980) is a writer, researcher, trainer, and consultant specialising in the analysis of sexual violence and its representations. She holds a PhD in Feminism and Gender from the Universidad del País Vasco, and a degree in Political Science and Administration. She also holds the title of Equality Agent.

Her academic work focuses on representations of sexual violence and how they determine or coerce women's practices. She published the essay Microfísica Sexista del poder. El caso Alcàsser y la construcción del Terror sexual (Virus, 2018). The publication is a story about sexual terror in the 90s and aims to resignify Alcàsser's crime as a political narrative that had a huge impact on women's lives.

In this same line of work, she has participated in several publications and contributed different articles and research studies, including Placer y peligro: politizando el debate sobre la violencia sexual , Aquí estamos. Puzzle de un momento feminista, (Akal, 2019) and Genova Per noi, Tranquilas. Historias para ir solas por las noches (Lumen, 2019).

Currently, she combines the writing of essays with different work related to equality policies, and also provides advice and script analysis with a gender perspective for film producers.

In 2021 her book, Microf√≠sica Sexista del poder, translated into English, received the 2021 Menina Prize, awarded by the Government Delegation Against Gender Violence in the category of ‚Äúwork of social transformation‚ÄĚ, for generating a new paradigm of understanding sexual violence.

Microfísica sexista del poder. El caso Alcàsser y la construcción del terror sexual

The Sexist Microphysics of Power. The Alcàsser Case and the Construction of Sexual Terror | Virus, 2018