Ximena Cuadra Montoya is a Ph.D Candidate at UQÀM in Political Science. Her research focuses on the indigenous issue in the context of conflict for the installation of extractive industries. She is particularly interested in the questions and answers of the Mapuche movement to the energy extractivism in Chile. She holds a master degree in political science from Université du Québec à Montréal (2014). Her master thesis is entitled: “Radical pluralism and decolonization in indigenous mobilization facing extractive industry: analysis of two cases in Chile and Québec”. She also holds a master degree in sociology from University of Barcelona (2011) and a bachelor degree in sociology too from University Concepción in Chile (2003).