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William A. Douglass
Coordinator Emeritus of Basque Studies
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Vita

Education
1957-59; 1960-61 University of Nevada, Reno (B.A., Spanish, 1961)
1959-60 University of Madrid
1960 (summer) University of Oslo
1961-62 University of Chicago (Anthropology)
1962-63 University of California, Berkeley (Anthropology)
1963-67 University of Chicago (M.A., Anthropology, 1966; Ph.D., Anthropology, 1967)

Fellowships and Honors
1964-67  NIMH Graduate Training Fellowship
1965  NIMH Field Research Grant
1966  Roy M. Albert Award for best M.A. thesis in Anthropology, University of Chicago
1968  D.R.I. Faculty Committee Research Grant
1971-72  NIMH Fellowship
1971-76  NIMH Career Development Award
1976-81  NIMH Career Development Award
1980-82  National Science Foundation Grant
1984  Honorary Doctorate awarded by the University of the Basque Country
1987  NEH Grant for Basque-English Dictionary Project
1989  Named to the Basque Hall of Fame by the Basque Studies Society of America
1998  Named one of twenty corresponding members of Euskaltzaindia (the Basque Language Academy)
1999  Named the Outstanding Researcher of the Year, University of Nevada, Reno
1999  Given the Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Nevada, Reno
1999  Honoree at Renoko Aste Nagusia (July 23)
1999  Named Basque Scholar Professor Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno
1999  Given Lagun Onari Award for distinguished service to the Basque people by Eusko Jaurlaritza (Basque Government)

Employment
1962  Research Assistant for Dr. Sol Tax, University of Chicago (preparing appendix for paper presented at Burg Wartenstein, Maya Conference)
1967-71  Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada-Reno
1971-78  Associate Research Professor, Social Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada System, Reno
1978-81  Associate Professor, Coordinator of Basque Studies, University of Nevada-Reno
1981-  Professor, Coordinator of Basque Studies, University of Nevada-Reno

Fieldwork
1963-65  In the Spanish Basque Country conducting a comparative study of processes of social and economic change in two Spanish Basque villages.
1966  Summer research in the Spanish Basque Country.
1968  Summer research in the Spanish Basque Country.
1969  Summer research with the Basque ethnic group of Elko County, Nevada.
1970-72  Fieldwork with Basques of the West and Latin America.
1972-73  Fieldwork in South Italy.
1974  Summer research in Basque Country and South Italy.
1975-76  Periodic research on sheep ranching in Northeastern Nevada.
1976  Field study in a Nevada mining community (Tonopah), February-June.
1977  Field study in North Queensland, Australia, March-May.
1975-79  Fieldwork in rural Nevada to interview Beltran Paris.
1980  Fieldwork in Queensland, Australia, February-November.
1981  Fieldwork in Basque Country and South Italy, May-June, August-September.

Research Papers, Publications
“The Basques.” Program Notes. National Folk Festival. Pp. 26-27. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968.

Death in Murelaga. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969.

“The Basques of the American West: Preliminary Historical Perspectives.” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 13(4): 12-25 (1970).

“Background and Current Status of Basque-Americans.” In Bilingual Schooling in the United States, Vol. 2., edited by Andersson and Boyer, 215-225. Washington, D.C.: Office of Education, 1970.

“Peasant Emigrants: Reactors or Actors?” Proceedings of the 1970 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, 21-35. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1970.

(with Milton da Silva), “Basque Nationalism.” In The Limits of Integration: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Modern Europe, edited by Oriol Pi-Sunyer, 147-186. Research Reports No. 9 of the Department of Anthropology, Amherst University of Massachusetts, 1971.

“Los vascos del Oeste americano. Part I.” Boletín del instituto  americano de estudios vascos (Buenos Aires) 22(86):103-110 (1971).

“Los vascos del Oeste americano. Part II.” Boletín del instituto  americano de estudios vascos (Buenos Aires), 22 (87):162-169 (1971).

“Rural Exodus in Two Spanish Basque Villages: A Cultural Explanation.” American Anthropologist 73(5): 1100-1114 (1971).

“The Basque Peasantry: Closed or Open?” Nord nytt (Scandinavian Ethnologic Journal) (Spring 1971): 99-104.

Muerte en Murelaga. Barcelona: Barral editores, 1973.

“Lonely Lives under the Big Sky.” Natural History, 82 (March 1973): 28-39.

“Reply to Brandes.” American Anthropologist 75(1): 300-302 (1973).

“Reply to Kasdan and Brandes.” American Anthropologist 75 (1): 304-306 (1973).

(with Stanford Lyman), “Ethnicity: Strategies of Collective and Individual Impression Management.” Social Research 40(2): 344-365 (1973).

“Er det baskiske bondesamfund lukket eller abent?” Jordens folk (Stockholm), 3: 97-102 (1973).

“The Basque Experience in North and South America: A comparison.” Boletín del instituto americano de estudios vascos 26(100): 166-176 (1975).

Echalar and Murelaga: Opportunity and Rural Depopulation in Two Spanish Basque Villages. London: C. Hurst & Co.; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1975.

(with Jon Bilbao), Amerikanuak: The Basques of the New World. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1975.

“Issues in the Study of South Italian Society.” Current Anthropology 16(4): 620-625 (1975).

(co-editor, with J. Aceves), The Changing Faces of Rural Spain. (New York: The Halstead Press, John Wiley and Sons, 1976).

“Serving Girls and Sheepherders: Emigration and Social Continuity in a Spanish Village.” In The Changing Faces of Rural Spain, edited by J. Aceves and W. A. Douglass, 45-62. New York: The Halstead Press, John Wiley and Sons, 1976.

“The Basques of Nevada.” In Nevada. Official Bicentennial Book, edited by Stanley Paher, 430-431. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1976.

(with Stanford M. Lyman), “L'Ethnie: structure, processus et saillance.” Cahiers internationaux de sociologie 61 (1976): 197-220.

Echalar y Murelaga: oportunidad e éxodo rural en dos aldeas vascas. 2 volumes. San Sebastián: Auñamendi, 1977.

“Borderland Influences in a Navarrese Village.” In Anglo-American Contributions to Basque Studies: Essays in Honor of Jon Bilbao, edited by William A. Douglass, Richard W. Etulain, and William H. Jacobsen, Jr., 135-144. Desert Research Institute Publications in the Social Sciences No. 13. Reno: Desert Research Institute, 1977.

(co-editor with Richard W. Etulain and William H. Jacobsen, Jr.) Anglo-American Contributions to Basque Studies: Essays in Honor of Jon Bilbao. Desert Research Institute Publications in the Social Sciences No. 13. Reno: Desert Research Institute, 1977.

“Basques in the American West.” In Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West, edited by Howard Lamar, 78-80. New York: Thomas Crowell Co., 1978.

(co-editor with J. Aceves), Los aspectos cambiantes de la España rural. Barcelona: Barral Editores, 1978.

“Influencias fronterizas en un pueblo navarro.” Ethnica 14 (1978): 39-52.

“The Hotels/The Restaurants.” Nevada Magazine (spring 1979) 39(2): Special insert on the Basques. 2 pages.

(with Beltran Paris), Beltran: Basque Sheepman of the American West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1979.

“On the Naming of Arizona.” Names (December 1979): 217-234.

“A Sheepherder’s Tale.” In The American Land: The Smithsonian Book of the American Environment, 126-127. Smithsonian Exposition Books. New York: Norton, 1979.

“The Last Range War.” In The American Land: The Smithsonian Book of the American Environment, 128-135. Smithsonian Exposition Books. New York: Norton, 1979.

“Basque Immigrants: Contrasting Patterns of Adaptation in Argentina and the American West.” In Currents in Anthropology: Essays in Honor of Sol Tax edited by Robert Hinshaw, 287-303. New York: Mouton Publishers, 1979.

“Inventing an Ethnic Identity: The First Basque Festival.” Halcyon (Reno, Nevada Humanities Committee) 1980: 115-130. Reprinted in Basques of the Pacific Northwest edited by Richard W. Etulain, 79-85. Pocatello: Idaho State University Press, 1991.

“The Vanishing Basque Sheepherder.” The American West 17(4): 30-31; 59-61 (1980). Reprinted in Basques of the Pacific Northwest edited by Richard W. Etulain, 75-78. Pocatello: Idaho State University Press, 1991.

“Basques.” In Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups edited by Stephan Thernstrom, 173-179. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

“South Italian Familism: A Critique.” Journal of Family History, 5(4): 338-359 (1980).

(co-editor, with Richard W. Etulain), Basques in America. Gale Ethnic Studies Information Guide Series, Volume 6. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1981.

“Basque-American Studies: An Overview.” Immigration History Newsletter 13(2): 6-10 (1981).

“Migration in Italy.” In Urban Life in Mediterranean Europe: Anthropological Perspectives edited by Michael Kenny and David I. Kertzer, 162-202. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

“Sheep Ranchers and Sugar Growers: Property Transmission in the Basque Immigrant Family of the American West and Australia.” In Households: Comparative and Historical Studies of the Domestic Group Robert M. Netting, Richard R. Wilk, and Eric J. Arnould, 109-129. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1984.

Emigration in a South Italian Town: An Anthropological History. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1984.

“Ethnic Categorization in the 1980 U.S. Census: The Basque Example.” Government Publications Review (1985) 12: 289-296.

(with Richard H. Lane), Basque Sheepherders of the American West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1985.

(editor) Basque Politics: a Case Study in Ethnic Nationalism. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No. 2. Reno: Associated Faculty Press and Basque Studies Program, 1985.

“Introduction.” In Basque Politics: A Case Study in Ethnic Nationalism edited by William A. Douglass, 1-17. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No. 2. Reno: Associated Faculty Press and Basque Studies Program, 1985.

“Recuento de vascos: El censo de 1980 de los Estados Unidos.” Boletín del instituto americano de estudios vascos 26(142): 118-123 (1985).

(with Jon Bilbao) Amerikanuak, Los vascos en el Nuevo Mundo. Lejona: Servicio editorial, Universidad del País Vasco, 1986.

“Anthropological History in an Iberian Context.” Peasant Studies 14(2): 119-130 (1987).

“El Programa de estudios vascos de la Universidad de Nevada-Reno: Historia, principales actividades y proyectos.” Revista internacional de los estudios vascos 32(1): 155-163 (1987).

“The Basques of Nevada.” Nevada Public Affairs Review (1987) 2: 56-60.

“The Second World Basque Congress.” Journal of the Society of Basque Studies in America (1988) 8:1-8.

“Iberian Family History.” Journal of Family History 13(1): 1-12 (1988).

“The Basque Stem Family Household: Myth or Reality?” Journal of Family History 13(1):75-90 (1988).

(guest editor) Journal of Family History 13(1) (1988). [Issue devoted to Iberian family history.]

“A Critique of Recent Trends in the Analysis of Ethnonationalism.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 11(2): 192-206 (1988).

“Basques.” In The Australian People, an Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins edited by James Jupp, 282-284. North Ryde, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson, 1988.

“Factors in the Formation of the New World Basque Emigrant Diaspora.” In Evolución política (siglo XX) y los vascos y América. II congreso mundial vasco, vol. 7, edited by Joseba Aguirreazkuenaga and Angel García-Sanz Marcotegui, 337-351. San Sebastián: Editorial Txertoa, 1988.

“The Second World Basque Congress.” Bulletin. Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 19(1): 33-37 (1989).

“Crítica de las últimas tendencias en el análisis del nacionalismo.” In Sociología del nacionalismo, edited by Alfonso Pérez-Agote, 95-110. Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco, 1989.

“Basques.” The Encyclopedia Americana. International Edition, vol. 3, 332. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Inc, 1989.

“Musings of a Native Son.” In East of Eden, West of Zion: Essays on Nevada, edited by Wilbur S. Shepperson, 95-110. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1989. Reprinted in Halcyon. A Journal of the Humanities. 11: 219-236 (1989).

(editor) Essays in Basque Social Anthropology and History. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No. 4. Reno, Nevada: Basque Studies Program, 1989.

“Introduction.” In Essays in Basque Social Anthropology and History, edited by William A. Douglass, 1-6. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No. 4. Reno: Basque Studies Program, 1989.

“Factors in the Formation of the New-World Basque Emigrant Diaspora.” In Essays in Basque Social Anthropology and History edited by William A. Douglass, 251-267. Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No. 4. (Reno, Nevada: Basque Studies Program, 1989.

“La aportación intelectual de Julian Pitt-Rivers. Homenaje Andaluz a Julian Pitt-Rivers.” El Folklore Andaluz (2a época, no. 3): 235-38 (1989).

(with Joseba Zulaika) “On the Interpretation of Terrorist Violence: ETA and the Basque Political Process.” Comparative Studies in Society and History. 32(2): 238-257 (1990).

L’emigrazione in un paese dell’Italia Meridionale. Agnone: tra storia e antropologia. Pisa: Giardini, 1990.

“Basques.” In Encyclopedia of World Cultures (North America), Vol. 1, edited by Timothy J. O’Leary and David Levinson, 31-34. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1991.

“The Joint-Family Household in Eighteenth-Century Southern Italian Society.” In The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present, edited by David I. Kertzer and Richard P. Saller, 286-304. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

(compiled by Teresa del Valle), Cultura vasca y su diáspora. San Sebastián: Baroja, 1991.

“The Vanishing Basque Sheepherder.” In Basques of the Pacific Northwest edited by Richard W. Etulain, 75-78. Pocatello: Idaho State University Press, 1991.

“Inventing an Ethnic Identity: The First Basque Festival.” In Basques of the Pacific Northwest edited by Richard W. Etulain, 79-85. Pocatello: Idaho State University Press, 1991.

“Basques.” In Encyclopedia of World Cultures, (Central, Western and Southeastern Europe), Vol. 4 edited by Linda A. Bennett, 29-32. Boston: G.K. Hall and Co., 1992.

“Anthropological Methodology in the European Context.” In Europe Observed, edited by João de Pina-Cabral and John Campbell, 123-132. London: The Macmillan Press, 1992).

(editor, with Robert A. Nylen), Letters from the Nevada Frontier. Correspondence of Tasker L. Oddie, 1898-1902. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992

“Basques in the American West.” In To Build in a New Land. Ethnic Landscapes in North America edited by Allen G. Noble, 379-395. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992

“Reno-ko Euskal Mintegiaren XXV. Urtebetetzean.” Jakin (1992) 72: 95-109.

“Images and Adages: Anglo-Australian Perceptions of Italians in Queensland.” In War, Internment and Mass Migration: The Italo-Australian Experience 1940-1990 edited by Richard Bosworth and Romano Ugolini, 33-59. Roma: Gruppo Editorale Internazionale, 1992.

“The Catalan Factor in Australian Immigration History.” In Traveller’s Tales, Real and Imaginary, in the Hispanic World and Its Literature edited by Alun Kenwood, 51-65. Madrid: Voz Hispánica, 1992.

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