University of Nevada, Reno

Faculty and Staff

Joxe MalleaJoxe Mallea

Basque Researcher


Ph.D. Basque Studies (History), University of Nevada, Reno.


Research interests


Basque/Pyrenean history, colonial Latin American history, Basque sheepherders in the American West, Basque arborglyphs.


Current position


Basque Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno.


Courses taught


Basque history, Basque language, Nevada history.




Speaking through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in California and Nevada (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2000).

“The Basque Connection,” Sierra Heritage, 13(2) (Sept./Oct. 1993).

“The Private World of Juan Zumarraga, Bishop of Mexico,” Revista de Historia de América 114 (1992).

“History That Grows on Trees. Basque Aspen Carving in Nevada,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 35(1) (Spring 1992).

Full curriculum vitae.



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