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Joseba Zulaika
Professor, Center for Basque Studies
zulaika@unr.edu
775.682.5575

Education
1970-75  University of Deusto, Philosophy Licenciate (1975).
1975-77  Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). Masters (M.A.) in Social Anthropology (1977).
1977-82  Princeton University (USA). Doctor (Ph.D.) in Cultural Anthropology (1982).

Fellowships and Honors
1971-75  P.I.O. grants from the Ministry of Education, Madrid.
1975  Best Poetry of the Year award.
1975-77  Masters scholarship at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada).
1976  Grant from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (Newfoundland, Canada) for conducting 6 months’ fieldwork with Terranova fishermen.
1978  Grant from the Social Science Federation of Canada for the publication of Terranova.
1977-82  Ph.D. scholarship at Princeton University.
1978  Grant from the Comité Conjunto Hispano-Americano for conducting 3 months’ fieldwork.
1979  Grant from the Comité Conjunto Hispano-Americano for conducting 3 months’ fieldwork.
1979-80  Grant from the National Science Foundation for conducting 20 months’ fieldwork on Basque political violence.
1982-83  Post-doctoral grant from the Basque Studies Program, University of Nevada, Reno.
1982  Best Academic Book of the Year Award by Choice for Terranova
1985-88  A three year grant by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (New York) for investigating ritual models of causation in terrorist violence.
1989-90  Grant by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government, Vitoria.
1990-91  Joint grant by University of the Basque Country (project 115, 230-H183/90) to study the metaphors of Basque nationalism.
1996-97  Grant by the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.

Teaching
1982-83  Adjunct Professor, Basque Studies Program, University of Nevada, Reno.
1983-89  Associate Professor, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián.
1990-94  Assistant Professor, Basque Studies Program, University of Nevada, Reno.
1994-2000  Associate Professor, Basque Studies Program, University of Nevada, Reno.
2001-  Professor, Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno. Director, 2000–2005.

Fieldwork
1976   6 months with Terranova deep-sea fishermen
1978   3 months in Mendata-Guernica with farmers
1979   3 months in Mendata-Guernica with farmers
1979-82   20 months in Itziar studying Basque political violence
1985-86   18 months in the Basque Country researching ritualized contexts
1986   3 months in Leon living with soldiers
1988-89  10 months with wild boar hunters
1991   Summer in Euskadi, writing and conducting research
1992   3 months in the Basque Country researching current projects
1994   5 months researching Basque and Spanish museums
1996-97   12 months researching the Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum and the urban regeneration of Bilbao.
1999   7 months studying the urban transformations of Bilbao.

Publications. Non-academic
1972  “Euskal Estudiantearen Zeregina Gaur.” Anaitasuna, 230:2
1975a  Adanen Poema Amaigabea. (Poetry). San Sebastián: Kriselu.
1975b  “Eguzki bat imajinatzen.” In Agiriak, Gipuzkoako Aurrezki Kutxa, p.198
1977  “Fuego a Bordo!” Mundo Marinero, 5:13-21
1982  Zu zara. (A novel). San Sebastián: Hordago.
1988  “Sorgin kontuak.” Deba, Winter 1988:33-35.
1989  “Txankartaren soinua eta dantza.” Deba, Winter 1989:23-27.
1991  “Un americano en Euskadi.” El Correo Español (Nov. 4).
1992  “Enzerrua eta Aberria.” Egunkaria (July 26).
1994  “Esperando al Guggenheim.” El Correo Español (Nov. 1, 1994) and El Diario Vasco (Nov. 2, 1994).
“100 Years of Storytelling.” In Barandiaran, San Sebastián: Diputación de Gipuzkoa.
1997  “La tentación de la inocencia.” El Diario Vasco (February 8).
“De Elkarri a Hitler.” El Diario Vasco (March 2).
“El museo de la Hacienda vasca.” El Mundo (October 18).
“Mirariak Bilbon.” Egin (October 12).
“Ongi Etorri, Guggenheim.” Anuario (Egin 1997).
“Un Americanu n’Onis.” La Nueva España (May 5).
1999  “Tenemos que crear un nuevo discurso que desmitifique el Estado.” Interview in Elkarri (September 1999, pp.18-27).
“Dead Man Walking.” El Diario Vasco (March 1).
“El Guggenheim ha puesto a Bilbao en el mapa.” Interview in El Diario de Mallorca (October 16).
“Terror al estilo vasco.” El Diario Vasco and El Correo Español (December 3).
A debate on Basque politics on the National Public Radio’s program “Public Interest” with the Spanish Ambassador Javier Ruperez and NPR journalist Sarah Chayes, on Dec. 7.
2000  “Oteiza eta Itziar.” Ixixa, May.
“Txankartare dantza eta soinua.” Ixixa. July.
Interview on the Elko Daily Press about the Center for Basque Studies’ activities, July 9.
Interviewed on the BBC World Service “Assigment” on how Basques feel about ETA and how they view identity in Europe. Aired in the U.S. on July 21, 22, and 23.
An hour-long interview on the Sacramento radio station KDVS’s “Hidden Worlds,” August 3, on Basque culture and politics.
“Terrifying Reality.” Reno News and Review, Sept. 20, p.17.
“El terrorismo internacional y los vascos.” El Diario Vasco, October 10.
Hour-long debate on terrorism with Professor Leonard Weinberg at KUNR, on Oct. 12.
2001  Interview at the BBC’s “Up All Night” program on ETA’s reaction to the September 11 events.
“But How Can That Be?” Boston Globe, Nov. 17.
Interview on the Center’s activities in Egunkaria, Nov. 17.
“San Vicente, pintor.” Published on Arteleku’s web site.
Thirty minute interview at the Basque TV program “El Punto” on the U.S. post-September 11 political situation, Nov. 26.
Interview on Channel 22, Mexico City, on the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
2002  “William Blake.” Published in Egunkaria, Feb. 10.
Interview by Egunkaria regarding the Center’s latest activities, for the May 5 issue.
Interview by Euskadi Irratia for their morning program, “Goizean Behin,”on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Telephone interview with Mertxe Etxeberria for “Goizean Behin” program on Euskadi Irratia about the fifth anniversary of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (October).

Publications. Academic
1972  “Artetaren Erakusketa.” Zeruko Argia, 580:12-13.
1973  “Picasso.” In Lurreko Ekipoa (ed.), Aurtengo Zenbait Berri. San Sebastián: Lur, pp.68-102.
1975  La ontología del Tractatus de Wittgenstein (Unpublished Philosophy Licenciate thesis at the University of Deusto).
1981  Terranova: The Ethos and Luck of Deep-Sea Fishermen. Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, USA; Institute for Social and Economic Research, Newfoundland, Canada.
1982  Itziar: The Cultural Context of Basque Political Violence. Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilms International.
1984  “Iconic Imagery and Sacramental Symbolism in Basque Political Violence.” In A. Blok and H.Driessen (eds.), Cultural Dominance in the Mediterranean Area. Nihmegen: Katholieke Universiteit.
1985a  “The Tragedy of Carlos.” In W.Douglass (ed.), Basque Politics: A Case Study in Ethnic Nationalism. Reno: Associated Faculty Press and Basque Studies Program.
1985b  Bertsolariaren Jokoa eta Jolasa. San Sebastián: Baroja.
1985c  “Etnografia Jenero Literario Bezala.” Literatur Gazeta, 3:7.
1986a  “Oteiza y el Espacio Estético Vasco.” In Oteiza: Esteta y Mitologizador Vasco. San Sebastián: CAM.
1986b  “Itziar: Biolentzia Politikoaren Ikuspegi Etnografikoa.” Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos - R.I.E.V., XXXIa, n.2 “Julio Caro Barojari Omenaldia.” 525-568.
1987a  Tratado Estético-Ritual Vasco. San Sebastián: Baroja.
1987b  “Historiaren errepresentamenak eta testuinguru kulturala.” In J. Agirreazkuenaga (ed.), Tokiko Historiaz Ikerketak, Estudios de Historia Local. Bilbao: Eusko Ikaskuntza.
1988  Basque Violence: Metaphor and Sacrament. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
1989  Chivos y soldados: la mili como ritual de iniciación. San Sebastián: Baroja.
1990a  “Introduction” to the Spanish translation of G. Bateson, Naven. Madrid: Ediciones Jucar.
1990b  Book review of M. Heiberg, The Making of the Basque Nation, MAN. 25(4):730-31.
1990c  (with W. Douglass) “On the Interpretation of Terrorist Violence: ETA and the Basque Political Process.” Comparative Studies in Society and History, 32, 2:238-257.
1990d  “Animaliak pentsagai onak dira.” Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos, 35 (1):115-116.
1990e  Violencia Vasca: Metáfora y Sacramento. Madrid: Nerea.
1990f  Ehiztariaren Erotika. Donostia: Erein.
1990g  “Una antropología de la imagen y de la imaginación cultural.” Literatura, February: 117-123.
1991a  “Barandiaran: One Hundred Years of Storytelling.” Introduction to a collection of tales by L. de Barandiaran Irizar, A View from the Witch's Cave. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
1991b  “Terror, Totem, and Taboo: Reporting on a Report.” Terrorism and Political Violence, 3(1):34-49.
1991c  “Reyes, políticos, terroristas: la función ritual de ETA en relación al nacionalismo vasco.” Revista de Antropología Social, no. 0:217-230.
1992a  Caza, símbolo y eros. Madrid: Nerea.
1992b  “Review Essay: Paradoxes of Religion and Terrorism.” Terrorism and Political Violence, 4(1):109-114.
1992c  “Kulturaren Funtsak eta Buruhauskarriaik.” Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (ed.), Gipuzkoa (Pamplona: I. G. Castuera), 208-266.
1993a  “Gu, gu, Guggenheim (Eromenaren Laudoriotan).” Jakin 77: 131-149.
1993b  “Further Encounters with the Wild Man: Of Cannibals, Dogs and Terrorists.” Etnofoor, 6(2).
1993c  “Violencia, Texto y Parodia.” Antropología, 4(2).
1993d  “As distancias do mariñeiro galego en Terranova.” In X.A. Fernández de Rota et al. (eds.), Lindeiros da Galeguidade II, A Coruna: Consello de cultural galega, 125-131.
1994a  “Artearen Amodiogatik: Guggenheim eta Euskaldunak,” Jakin 82:99-121.
1994b  “El antropólogo como impostor,” Antropología 7:115-130.
1994c  “Comments on ‘Cultural Differences in the Behavior of Terrorists.’” Terrorism and Political Violence, 6(1):21-23.
1994d  “Esencias y rompecabezas de la cultura.” In R. Sanmartin, ed., Antropología sin fronteras: Ensayos en honor a Carmelo Lisón Tolosana, CIS, Madrid, pp.439-444.
1995a  “Euskadi fantôme.” In Arteleku, Urban Interventions: Projects and Lectures. Workshop proposed by Muntadas. San Sebastián: Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa, pp. 64-65.
1995b  (with William Douglass and Stanford Lyman) Migración, etnicidad y etnonacionalismo. Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco.
1995c  “The Anthropologist as Terrorist.” C. Nordstrom and T. Robben (eds.), Fieldwork under Fire, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. 203-222.
1995d  “Historiaren Aingerua, edo, Euskal Etnografia Surrealistari Aurre-Hitzak.” P. Garzia and I. Zaldua, eds., Historia: Zientzia ala Literatura?, Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, Bilbo, 65-88.
1996a  (with William Douglass) Terror and Taboo: The Follies, Fables and Faces of Terrorism. New York: Routledge.
1996b  Del Cromañón al Carnaval: Los vascos como museo antropológico. San Sebastian: Erein.
1996c  (with William Douglass) “Talk to a McVeigh?” The Harry Frank Guggenheim Review, vol.1, no. 1:9-11
1997a  Crónica de una seducción: El Museo Guggenheim-Bilbao. Madrid: Nerea.
1997b  “Agintzen dizut, I promise.” Zehar, Arteleku, 34:40-41.
1997c  “Potlatch arquitectónico. Guggenheim Bilbao, el precio de un símbolo.” Arquitectura Viva (Madrid), 55:20-24.
1997d  “The Seduction of Bilbao.” Architecture (Washington), Dec. pp.37-40.
1998a  “Tropics of Terror: From Guernica’s ‘Natives’ to Global ‘Terrorists’.” Social Identities, Vol. 4, no. 1: 93–108.
1998b  “Running with the Bulls in Pamplona.” Faces: People, Places, and Cultures, 14(7):36-39.
1998c  “Postindustrial Bilbao: The Reinvention of a New City.” Basque Studies Program Newsletter, 57:3-9.
1998d  “On the Seduction of Architectural Miracles.” Neon, Nevada Arts Council, Summer 1998, pp.14-16.
1998e  (with William Douglass) “Response to Greenwood.” Cultural Anthropology, 39(2)
1998f  (With G. Zulaika) “Daddy, Let’s Talk.” Anthropology and Humanism 23(2):118-120.
1999a  “Hiri latza: Gehry eta Bilboren estetika.” Iñaki Barcena, ed., Bilbo, nora zoaz?: Reflexiones para un atlas medioambiental del Bilbao metropolitano, Eki, Erreka eta Bakeaz, Bilbo, pp. 65-71.
1999b  “Ruinas/Peripheries/Transizioak.” In F. Jarauta, ed., Mundializazioa eta periferiak. Mundialicazión y periferias, Arteleku Cuadernos 14, Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, 1988, pp. 109-122.
1999c  “Itzul hadi Bilbora.” Zenbat gara 2:12-13.
1999d  “La tentation de l’innocence.” In De la revendication identitaire à la violence politique (Rencontre européenne -Biarritz-San Sebastian, 30-31/05/97), Réunir, 1988, pp.64-71.
1999e  “Terrorismo y tabú: la remitificación terrorista.” In J. Beriain y R. Fernández Ubieta (eds.), La cestión vasca: Claves de un conflicto cultural y político. Barcelona: Proyecto A Ediciones, pp. 87-93.
1999f  Enemigos, no hay enemigo (Polémicas, imposturas, confesiones Post-ETA). San Sebastián: Erein.
1999g  “Guggenheim Bilbao: the Museum of the 21st Century or the seduction of incongruence.” In I. Galfarsolo, The Basque Case: Readings in language, culture, identiy and politics
2000a  (Editor, with W. Douglass, C. Urza, and L. White), Basque Cultural Studies. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No.5.
2000b  (Editor, with W. Douglass, C. Urza, and L. White), Basque Politics and Nationalism on the Eve of the Millennium. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No.6.
2000c  (Editor, with W. Douglass, C. Urza, and L. White), The Basque Diaspora / La Diaspora Vasca. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No.7.
2000d  “‘Miracle in Bilbao’: Basques in the Casino of Globalism.” In W. Douglass, C. Urza, L. White, and J. Zulaika, eds., Basque Cultural Studies. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No.5.
2000e  Script for the documentary film “Vieja luna de Bilbao,” directed by Enekoitz Andonegi and given its première at Bidebarrieta Kulturgunea, Bilbao, on May 16.
2000f  “Towards Basque Cultural Studies” (electronically)
2000g  “Acts of Peace and War,” The World Today (56:11) Nov. 2000, pp. 19-21.
2000h  “Vieja luna de Bilbao.” Bidebarrieta, (“Los Bilbaos Soñados/Bilbo Amestuak”) VIII-2000, Bilbao, pp.31-38
2000i  “Der Architekt als Held: Vom Industriellen Ruin zur Postmodernen Erlösung in Bilbao,” Hintergrund 05:3-13, Architektur Zentrum Wein.
2001a  “Espainia eta Europa probinzializatu zaizkigunean... eta probintziak globalizatu.” Jakin, 122 (Jan.-Feb.): 117-123.
2001b  “Four painters, four visions.” Catalog for the Art Exhibit held at UNR’s Sheppard Gallery Feb 15-March 15 featuring painters Balda, Goenaga, Lopez and Zuriarrain.
2001c  “Los centros de arte como revitalizadores del tijido urbano,” inventario. Edición especial, no. 7, 2001.
2001d  “Tough Beauty: Bilbao as Ruin, Architecture and Allegory.” Neon, Winter 2000-2001, pp.7-11.
2001e  “Tough Beauty: Bilbao as Ruin, Architecture and Allegory”. Joan Ramon Resina, ed., Iberian Cities, Routledge, New York and London, pp.1-17.
2001f  “Krens’s Taj Mahal: The Guggenheim’s Global Love Museum,” Discourse, Issue on “Imperial Disclosures,” 23.1:100-118.
2002a  “La ironía como discurso necesario.” In Andoni Alonso and Iñaki Arzoz, La Nueva Ciudad de Dios (Madrid: Siruela).
2002b  “The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Counterterrorism.” Radical History Review 85:191-199.
2002c  Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa: Museums, Architecture and City Renewal, Center for Basque Studies, UNR.
2002d  “Respuesta a Juan Aranzadi: Confesiones de un étnico recalcitrante,” in the Debates section of Revista de Antropología Social (11:221-249).
2002e  “Seducciones, asimetrías, globalizaciones: las lecciones del museo Guggenheim Bilbao,” in Proceedings for SITAC— Primer Simposio Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte Contemporáneo: Intercambio de Experiencias en el Arte Contemporáneo. Crónicas, Controversias y Puentes (Mexico City).
2003a  “Excessive Witnessing: The Ethical as Temptation,” in Witness and Memory. The Discourse of Trauma, eds. Ana Douglass and Thomas Vogler (Routledge).
2003b  “Death and Laughter in Oteiza,” in Jorge Oteiza (exhibit catalog, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, NY), p. 14–16.
2003c  “Todos somos americanos: bienvenidos al discurso del terrorismo global,” in Retóricas sem fronteiras: 2 / Violências eds. Jorge Freitas Branco and Ana Isabel Afonso. Oieras [Portugal]: Celta Editoral, pp. 1–14.
2003d  “Un americano entre los vascos,” Introduction to Muerte en Murélaga by William A. Douglass. Irun: Alberdania.
2003e  Bertsolaritzaz bi saiakera. Donostia: Bertsozale Elkartea.
2003f  (editor) Oteiza’s Selected Writings. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2003g  “Anthropologists, Artists, Terrorists: The Basque Holiday from History,” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 4(2):139–150.
2003h  “Oteiza’s Return from the Future,” Introduction to Oteiza’s Selected Writings, pp. 9–81.
2003i  “Fetiches y Flores Mutantes.” La Vanguardia. Special Section on Basque Art and Culture. December 28.
2003j  “In Love with Puppy: Flowers, Architecture, Art, and the Art of Irony.” International Journal of Iberian Studies, 16(3):145-158.
2004a  “El territorio de la ambiguedad.” Revista de Libros, 84, pp.27–34.
2004b  “Fetishes and Black Holes.” In Rekalde, No Trees Damaged: On the Art of Ibon Aramberri. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia, Bilbao, pp. 63–67, 85–87.
2004c  “Oteiza/Gehry/Guggenheim: Mythographies, Returns, Deferred Actions.” In Oteiza: miota eta modernotasuna, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Bilbao, pp. 84–98, 362–366.
2004d  “Desiring Bilbao: The Kresnification of the Museum and Its Discontents.” Neon, Winter 2004-2005, pp. 7–11.
2004e  “La Krensificacion del museo,” ExitExpress, 8, pp.10–11.
2004f  “ETA.” World Book Online Reference Center. World Book, Inc. 29 Dec.
2004g  (with Begona Aretxaga, Dennis Dworkin, and Joseba Gabilondo, eds.), Empire and Terror: Nationalism/ Postnationalism in the New Millennium (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2005a  (with Sam Armistead, eds.), Voicing the Moment: Improvised Oral Poetry and Basque Tradition (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2005b   (with Anna Guasch, eds.), Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2005c  editor, States of Terror: Begona Aretxaga’s Essays (Reno: Center for Basque Studies), Introduction by Kay B. Warren, Prologue and Epilogue by J. Zulaika.
2005d  “Prologue.” In B. Aretxaga, States of Terror: Begona Aretxaga’s Essays, pp. 9–15.
2005e  “Epilogue: The Intimacy of Violence and a Politics of Friendship.” In B. Aretxaga, States of Terror: Begona Aretxaga’s Essays, pp. 279–286.
2005f (with B. Aretxaga, D. Dworkin and J. Gabilondo), “Introduction: Stateless Nations and Their Terrors.” In Empire and Terror, pp. 9–12.
2005g  “Nourishment by the Negative: National Subalternity, Antagonism, and Radical Democracy,” In Empire and Terror, pp. 115–136.
2005h  (with S. Armistead), “Preface.” In Voicing the Moment, p. 9–14.
2005i. “Bertsolariak and Writers: An Old Tale of Fathers and Sons.” In Voicing the Moment, pp. 245–261.
2005j  (with A. M. Guasch), “Introduction: Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim: The Museum as a Cultural Tool.” In Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim, pp. 7–18.
2005k  “Desiring Bilbao: The Krensification of the Museum and Its Discontents.” In Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim, pp. 149–170.
2005l. “La tragedia de Carlos.” In F. Ferrandiz and C. Feixa, eds. Jóvenes sin tregua. Culturas y políticas de la violencia (Barcelona: Anthropos), pp. 95–111.
2005m (with W. Douglass), “Imperio sin Ley: Guantánamo, Patriot Act y Abu Ghraib.” In J. Beriain, ed., Modernidad y violencia colectiva (Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas), pp. 343–353.
2005n  “La Palanca como transgresión y memoria: sexo y religión, amor e ironía en el Bilbao postfranquista.” In J. R. Resina y U. Winter, eds., Casa encantada. Lugares de memoria en la España constitucional (Vervuert. Iberoamericana), pp. 131–154.
2005o. “Conversión y escritura: Las ruinas de la identidad.” In A. Ortiz-Osés, ed., Claves de Hermeneútica (Barcelona, Anthropos).

Papers Delivered at Professional Meetings and Invited Lectures
1978  “Problemas metodológicos en el estudio del regionalism en España.” A presentation at a conference held at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid on The Study of Regionalisms in Spain, organized by professors C. Lisón Tolosana and J. Fernandez.
1981  “Euskal biolentziaren ikuspegi etnografikoa.” A lecture at the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain.
1982  “Commons and Cooperatives.” Paper read at the North American Anthropological Meetings held in Princeton.
1983  “Iconic Imagery and Sacramental Symbolism.” A paper presented at the conference Cultural Dominance in the Mediterranean Area held in Nihmegen (Holland) and organized by professors A. Blok and H. Driessen.
1984  “Problemas teóricos de la antropología simbólica.” A paper read at the III Congress of Anthropology in Spain.
1985  “Ritual Models in Political Terrorism.” A presentation at the conference The Study of Terrorism organized by the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation in New York.
1986  “Political Terrorism and Participant Observation.” A presentation at the conference organized by J. Pina-Cabral on Fieldwork in the Mediterranean held at the Third Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology (Braga, Portugal).
1987a  “Ritual Models of Performance in Basque Traditional Culture and Political Violence.” A lecture at Princeton University.
1987b  “Terror, Totem, and Taboo.” Paper presented at the conference Terrorism: Theory and Policy organized by the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation at the American School for Research in Santa Fe.
1988  “On the Interpretation of Terrorist Violence.” Paper presented at the War and Peace session of the Twelfth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences held in in Zagreb (Yugoslavia).
1990a  “Terrorismo político y teoría antropológica.” At the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
1990b  “Reyes, políticos, terroristas: la función ritual de ETA en relación al nacionalismo vasco.” Paper read at the conference Antropologías de España organized by professor C.Lisón Tolosana at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, Spain.
1991a  “Allegories of Terrorism.” A seminar presentation at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada).
1991b  “Terrorism, Ritual, and the Imagination.” A lecture at the University of Chicago.
1991c  “Las distancias del marinero de Terranova.” Paper read at conference on Los límites de la galleguidad organized by professor J.A. Fernandez de Rota in Chaves, Portugal.
1991d  “Violencia como azar, ritual, y juego.” Paper read at the conference on Investigaciones de la violencia en el País Vasco organized by Prof. G. Jauregui Bereciartu and held at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, Spain.
1992a  Participant in a workshop on Japanese Terrorism organized by the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation in San Francisco.
1992b  Discussant in session “Dangerous Anthropologies: Fieldwork, Field Themes and Theory in High Conflict Research.” American Anthropological Association (San Francisco).
1992c  “Espacios Precopernicanos en la Cultura Tradicional Vasca.” Paper read at the conference Imaginación Espacial en la Cultura Vasca held in San Sebastián, Spain.
1992d  “Corrientes Teóricas en la Antropología Simbólica.” Paper read at the conference El estudio antropológico de los procesos cognitivos y simbólicos held in Granada, Spain.
1992e  “Primordialist Culture and Political Identity.” Paper read at the Basque Identity: Old World and New session of American Anthropological Association meeting. (San Francisco).
1993a  “Writing Terrorism: Facts, Fiction, and Discourse.” Paper read at the workshop The Anthropology of Europe organized by the Amsterdam School for Social Research in Amsterdam, Holland.
1993b  “Violence as Religious Narrative.” Conference on Religious Rhetoric and Violence organized by the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation in Toledo, Spain.
1993c  “Beyond Nativism.” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., at the conference on the Anthropologies of Spain.
1994a  “Barandiaran in Itziar.” Town hall of Itziar, July 8.
1994b  “Benjamin’s ‘Angelus Novus’ and Basque Anthropology.” Summer University, Pamplona, July 21.
1994c  “The Cultural and Political Context of Basque Art.” Arteleku, San Sebastian, July 27.
1994d  “On Basque parodies.” University of the Basque Country, Leioa, October 20.
1994e  “The Anthropologist as Impostor.” University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, November 1.
1994f  At the 93rd annual American Anthropological Association Conference held in Atlanta (Nov.30-Dec.4), co-organizer of the invited session Receptions of Violence: Iconoclastic After-Texts, After-Images and the Post-Ethnographic Site.
1994g  “Writers and Terrorists: The Post-Ethnographic Encounter.” American Anthropological Association, Atlanta.
1995a  “Ethnicity in Western Europe: The Question of the Basques.” Public Lecture. University of California, Santa Barbara.
1995b  Participated as a speaker in the Symposium on Ethnic Conflict in Europe. University of California, Santa Barbara.
1995c  “‘Daddy, Let’s Talk:’ On Being from Here and There.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Washington, D.C.
1995d  “Killing and Manhood: Soldiers as Initiated Subjects.” Paper presented at the conference (EN)Gendering Violence: Terror, Domination, Recovery, held in Zagreb (Croatia).
1996a  “Tropics of Terror: From Guernica’ ‘Natives’ to Global ‘Terrorist’”. Paper presented at the conference Discourses of Genocide. San Diego, April 8-10.
1996b  Organizer of the session Global/Local: Place, Politics and Mass Culture among the Basques, XVIII Mediterranean Conference. Istanbul, July 8-11.
1996c  “From Ethnographic Ruins to Franchised Museums: The Guggenheim in Bilbao.” Paper presented at the XVIII Mediterranean Conference in Istanbul. The paper was read at the session on Global/Local: Place, Politics and Mass Culture among the Basques.
1996d  (with William Douglass) “Creating Basques: Anthropological Narrativity and European Cultural Exotica.” Paper presented at the session Southern Europe and the Ethnography of Anthropology, at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (San Francisco).
1996e  “Terrorism, Discourse and International Politics.” Lecture delivered at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, History Department, October 14.
1996f  “From Barandiaran to the Guggenheim: The Museumification of the Basques.” Lecture delivered at Bolsa de Bilbao.
1997a  “Postbarandiaranism: The State of Basque Anthropology.” Lecture delivered at the University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Science, Leioa, March 24.
1997b  “From San Telmo to Guggenheim: An Ethnography of Basque Museums.” Lecture delivered at the Euskal Herriko Uda Unibertsitatea. Pamplona/Iruina, April 24.
1997c  “Journalism and Terrorism Discourse.” Lecture delivered at the University of the Basque Country, Journalism Faculty, May 12.
1997d  “La tentación de la inocencia.” Paper delivered at the conference De la revendication identitaire a la violence politique, held in Biarritz May 30-31, organized by the European Commission.
1997e  “Ruinas/Peripheries/Transzioak.” Paper delivered at the conference Mundialization and Peripheries. Arteleku, September 8-12.
1997f  “The Architect as Hero: From Industrial Ruination to Postmodern Salvation in Bilbao.” Paper delivered at Vienna at the architecture conference Hearts of Europe-Bypasses, Implants and Magnets for the Cities, Nov.7-9.
1998a  “The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao: Architecture and Society.” Talk given at The International Tea and Coffee House, Pine Lounge, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, on April 10.
1998b  (with William Douglass) “An Anti-Counterterrorist Manifesto.” Talk organized by the International Student Center, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, on April 27.
1998c  “Barandiaran and Walter Benjamin: Basques and the Anthropological Imagination.” Paper presented at the III Symposium organized by the Barandiaran Chair at Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, on May 15.
1998d  “Miracle in Bilbao: Basques in the Casino of Globalism.” Paper presented at the conference Basques in the Contemporary World: Migration, Identity, and Globalization held in Reno, July 6-9.
1998e  “Architecture among Ruins: Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao.” Lecture given at Wellesley College, Mass., on Nov. 18.
1999a  “Beyond Ethnicity.” Talk given at the University of Deusto, March 12.
1999b  Seminar participation on Critical Race Theory at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law with the paper (with William Douglass) “Creating the Basque Race.”
1999c  Book presentation of La cuestión vasca, Ika Ateneoa, Bilbao, May 27.
1999d  “Violence and Anthropology: Terror, Taboo and Mediation.” University of Pamplona, May 28.
1999e  Book presentation of Enemigos, no hay emenigo, Boulevard, Bilbao, June 2.
1999f  “Antropologia aura gabe idazten, edo Barandiaranek Kromanoi Buruhezurra Bilbon galdu zuenekoa.” Lecture at the Anthropology section of Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, June 22, Pamplona.
1999g  “Diskurtsoak errealitatea sortzen duenean.” Lecture at the Philosophy section of Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, June 25, Pamplona.
1999h  “The Ruins of Theory and a Theory of Ruins.” Paper at the panel Movements of the Moral Imagination: The An-trope-ology of James W, Fernandez, AAA Meetings, Chicago, Nov. 21.
2000a  “Vieja luna de Bilbao.” Paper delivered at Bidebarrieta Kulturgunea during the Symposium “Los Bilbaos soñados, imaginados,” May 16.
2000b  “The Anthropology of Violence.” Lecture given at the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, within the Jakitez Program of Eusko Ikaskuntza, May 19.
2000c  “Basque Diasporic Culture and Identity.” Lecture given at the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, within the Jakitez Program of Eusko Ikaskuntza, May 19.
2000d  “Towards Basque Cultural Studies.” Paper delivered at Guildhall University, London, June 30.
2000e  “La ciudad donde el amor todavía valía la pena.” Paper delivered in Arteleku, San Sebastian, on Sepember 6, at the conference organized by Javier Echeverria on Body and City in the Informational Era.
2000f  “Nuevos paisajes. Nuevos monumentos.” A debate held in Palma de Mallorca on October 16 with architect Elias Torres, philosopher Gerard Vilar, and moderated by Camilo José Cela Conde.
2000g  “Los centros de arte como revitalizadores del tejido urbano.” Paper delivered at the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, on October 27.
2000h  “Asymmetries in the Politics of Seduction and Global Culture.” Paper given at American Anthropological Association annual meetings, San Francisco, November.
2000i  Discussant on National Public Radio “Public Interest” program on “Hot Spots: The Basque Region,” December 7.
2000j  Panelist, “The Guggenheim Effect,” Basque Association of Sociologist. Bilbao, December 12.
2000k  “Bilbao, Architecture and Cultural Studies.” Seminar conducted at Dept. of Hispanic Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, December 13.
2000l  “The Basque Political Impasse: What Are the Rules of the Game?” Paper given at Symposium on Identities and Identifications: The Basques, Irish, and Scots. Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies and Dept. of Hispanic Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, December 14.
2001a  Panelist, “Ethnic Schisms: Spain and Sri Lanka,” Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium on Race and Ethnicity: A Global Inquiry. Tufts University, March 3.
2001b  “Comunidad, fascismo, y el deber de escribir.” Paper given at the Iberia 2001 International Seminar Series, Contra/Comunidad: A Symposium. Organized by the Deaprtment of Romance Studies of Duke University, April 6-9.
2001c  “Vascos en el espacio global: entre el Guggenheim y el terrorismo.” Paper given at the conference “Por una Sociedad de la Informacion al Alcance de Todos” at the Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, April 26.
2001d  “Antropologia de la violencia.” A three-hour seminar given at Eusko Ikaskuntza’s Jakitez Program in San Sebastian.
2001e  “Is He American? Is He Basque? Gehry’s Bilbao/Global Architecture.” Paper presented at the session “Basqueness at/after the Millennium” as part of the conference on Millennial Transgressions organized by the California American Studies Association and held in Reno, May 6.
2001f  “Africans in the Pyrenees, Basques in the U.S.: On the Anthropology of Bill Douglass.” Paper delivered at the session “The Influence of William Douglass on the Anthropology of Europe,” organized by the American Anthropological Association, on November 30 in Washington D.C.
2002a  “Seducciones, asimetrías, globalizaciones: Las lecciones del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.” Lecture given at the SITAC conference “Primer Symposio Internacional de Teoria sobre Arte Contemporáneo”, held in Mexico City, Jan. 24-26.
2002b  Co-organizer (with Begoña Aretxaga and Joseba Gabilondo) of the conference “Nationalism, Globalization, and Terror: Stateless Nations, Particularism/Universalism, and radical Democracy,” held at the Center for Basque Studies on April 7-9.
2002c  “Nourishment by the Negative: Subalternity, Antagonism, and Hegemony.” Paper presented at the CBS Conference on “Nationalism, Globalization, and Terror.”
2002d  “Anthropologists, Artists, Terrorists: The Basque Holiday from History.” Paper presented at the Iberia 2002 International Seminar Series, VI Encounter, “The Uses of History in Spanish Cultural Studies,” held at Duke University May 3-5. The conference was sponsored by the Duke in Madrid Program and the Romance Studies Department.
2002e  “El arte como sistema cultural. El paradigma etnográfico.” Paper presented July 30th at the summer University Complutense in El Escorial, Madrid, in a session entitled “El curso crítico y el arte contemporáneo: del paradigma histórico al giro etnográfico.”
2002f  Participated in a roundtable discussion on “El giro etnográfico en el entorno de la globalización y de los museos y bienales multinacionales” at the summer University Complutense in El Escorial.
2002g  “Todos somos americanos: Bienvenidos al terrorismo global.” Papers presented at the conference in Evora, Portugal, September 19-21, on “Rhetorics Without Frontiers.”
2003a  Co-organizer (with Samuel Armistead) of the conference Old Songs, New Theories: A Symposium on Oral Improvisational Poetry held in Reno May 16–17.
2003b  “Bertsolariak and Writers: An Old Tale of Fathers and Sons.” Paper presented at the conference Old Songs, New Theories: A Symposium on Oral Improvisational Poetry, Reno, Center for Basque Studies, May 16–17.
2003c  “Death and Laughter in Oteiza,” presentation at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, April 22.
2003d  Presented the paper “The Intimacy of Violence and a Politics of Friendship” at the American Anthropological Association’s meetings held on November 22 in Chicago at the session “Rethinking Political Violence, Subjectivities and Imaginareis: Papers in Honor of Begoña Aretxaga.”
2003e  Gave a lecture on “Jorge Oteiza's Life and Work” at the Basque Cultural Center in San Francisco on November 8.
2003f  Gave a lecture in Barcelona’s Modern Museum of Art (MACBA) on “The Guggneheim Museum as a Symptom” on December 10.
2004a  Co-organizer (with Anna Maria Guasch) of the conference “Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim,” held at the Nevada Museum of Art, April 22-24.
2004b  “From Moussaoui to Madrid: Questions of Terror, Migration and Transnationalism.” A seminar organized by Susan Turrio and Susan Ossman at Georgetown University’s National Resource Center on the Middle East. April 7.
2004c  “The Krensification of the Museum and Its Discontents.” Paper given at the conference “Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim,” held at the Nevada Museum of Art on April 22–24.
2004d  “Entre la Palanca y el Guggenheim.” Galeria Abisal, Bilbao, July 22.
2004e  “Barbarians, Terrorists, Europeans: On the Follies, Fables and Faces of Counterterrorism.” Public lecture given at the Iowa State University on Nov, 14.
2004f  “March 11 and the Spanish Elections.” A presenttion given at a conference on electoral policitcs and terrorism held at Princeton University on December 9.
2005a  “Intellectuals among Terrorists.” Paper presented on October 8 at the Internacional Symposium organized by the Geary Institute, University Collage, Dublin, on European Public Intellectuals: Social Perspectives.”
2005b  “The Paradox of Sovereignty: Declining Status and the Status of Exception.” Paper presented at the workshop “Politics, Publics, Personhood: New Ethnographies at the Limits of Neoliberalism” held at Princeton University on October 15.
2005c  “Moving from Gernika to Boise, from Saantimamiñe to Bilbao.” Keynote lecture delivered at Boise on the occasion of the Jaialdi festival on July 28.
2005d  “The Paradoxes of Sovereignty in a Post-Sovereign Period.” Paper presented at the Center for Basque Studies on November 15.
2005e  “Reno´s Basque Library, Memory of a People.” Lecture delivered at Durango´s Book Fair on December 9.

Courses Taught
1982  Co-taught Old World Basque Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1983-85  General Anthropology. Anthropology Department, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain.
1983-85  Symbolic Anthropology. Anthropology Department, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain.
1983-85  Basque Anthropology. Anthropology Department, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain.
1990  Old World Basque Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1991  Theories of Symbolism and Ritual. Graduate seminar on cultural anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno.
1992  Co-taught The Peoples and Cultures of Europe. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1992  Iberian Culture. University Abroad Program organized by USAC at San Sebastian, Spain.
1993  Storytellers and Troubadours: Explorations in Basque Oral Culture, (Anthropology Dept., University of Nevada, Reno)
1993  Old World Basque Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1994  Twentieth Century Basque Art and Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1995  Museums and Anthropology in the Postmodern World. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1995  Europeans Arts and Cultures. Summer course. Anthropology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1995  Issues of Comparative Ethnicity in Western Europe. Summer Course. Anthropology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1995  Old World Basque Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1996  Culture and Globalization. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1996  The Ethnography of Basque Political Violence
"Basque Artistic and Ethnographic Museums." Eusko Ikaskuntza, San Sebastián.
1997  Old World Basque Culture. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1998  Bilbao Fin-de-Millenium: Post-Industrial Ruins, the Guggenheim Museum, and the New City. Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.
1999  El discurso del terrorismo. Universidad del País Vasco, Leioa.
The Anthropology of Europe. USAC, Bilbao.
Remaking European Post-Industrial Cities. USAC, Bilbao.
2000  “Museums, Architecture, City Renewal: The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.”
2001  “Basque Culture.”
2002  “Museums, Architecture, City Renewal: The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.”
(With Joseba Gabilondo) “Introduction to Basque Cultural Studies” (BASQ 220, also offered as ANTH 220 /FLL 220 / PSC 220).

Professional Affiliations
Member, American Anthropological Association.
Member, Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
Member, Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
Member, Sociedad de Estudios Vascos.
Member, Asociación de Antropólogos Vascos.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.
Member, Editorial Board, Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos.


  


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