Katixa Agirre is a writer and researcher of audiovisual media. She was born in Vitoria in 1981 and holds a Doctorate in Audiovisual Communication. She has written two books of short stories (Sua falta zaigu, 2007, and Habitat, 2009), both published by Elkar, and is the author of several stories for children and youths, such as the collection on the adventures of Amaia Lapitz. Academically, she has published several works on the relationship between film, television and feminism.
She is a regular contributor to audiovisual media and the written press, including the daily newspapers Gara, Deia, Berria, and the TV programmes Sautrela and Zinemateka. She has won several prizes, including the Ernestina de Champourcín Poetry Award (2004) and the Igartza scholarship for young writers (2008). She was a professor at the University of the Basque Country for five years in the Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Department.
She is currently working as a post-doctorate researcher for the Basque Government at the University of East Anglia (UK), where she is carrying out research work into the TV series Mad Men.