Nerea Eizagirre is in her second year of the Ph.D. program in Basque Studies. She is taking doctoral level courses in literature and Basque Studies. In March, she presented a paper on Basque literature and exile in a conference organized by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, held in New Orleans.
Although she is completely immersed in her doctoral studies, she tries to take brief moments to write poems or narrations. In December 2019, the City Hall of Zumaia awarded her for a short story named “Zuri.” During the summer of 2020, a collection of her poems was published in Izotzetan islatuak: Euskal idazle gazteen bilduma, which is a compilation of literary creations written in Euskara by 24 young Basque writers.
Eneko Tuduri began the M.A. program at the University of the Basque Country in October 2019, on techniques and methods in historical research. This M.A. has given him the opportunity to research his Ph.D. topic in Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Eneko presented the results of this research to different art history and medievalist professors in the United States and was offered to publish it in a peer reviewed specialized journal. Eneko also got the Material and Research Award from the Graduate Student Association during in Spring 2020.