Joseba Zulaika received his licentiate in philosophy from the University of Deusto, Spain, in 1975, his M.A. in social anthropology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, in 1977 and his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton in 1982. He has taught at the University of the Basque Country, at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1990, where he is currently affiliated as a researcher with the Basque Studies program.
He has published the following books relevant to this course: Terranova: The Ethos and Luck of Deep-Sea Fishermen, ISER, Newfoundland, 1981; Basque Violence: Metaphor and Sacrament, University of Nevada Press, Reno, 1988 (Spanish translation, Violencia Vasca: Metáfora y Sacramento, Nerea, Madrid, 1990); Bertsolariaren Jokoa eta Jolasa, Baroja, Donostia, 1985; Tratado Estético-Ritual Vasco, Baroja, San Sebastián, 1987; Chivos y soldados: la mili como ritual de iniciación, Baroja, San Sebastián, 1989; Ehiztariaren erotica, Erein, Donostia, 1990 (Spanish translation, Caza, símbolo, eros, Nerea, Madrid, 1992); with William Douglass and Stanford Lyman, Migración, etnicidad y etnonacionalismo, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, 1995; with William Douglass, Terror and Taboo: The Follies, Fables and Faces of Terrorism, Routledge, New York, 1996; Del Cromañón al Carnaval: los vascos como museo antropológico, Erein, San Sebastián, 1996; Crónica de una seducción: el Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Nerea, Madrid, 1997. He has also published numerous articles in professional journals.
- Basque culture and politics
- International discourse of terrorism
- Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum and urban renewal
- Diasporic and global culture
- Theories of symbolism, ritual and discourse
- Ph.D., Princeton University, 1982
- M.A., University of Newfoundland, 1977