Larraitz Ariznabarreta (Bilbao 1968) graduated and obtained her Doctorate at the University of Deusto, Bilbao. She has taught at Boise State University and the University of Deusto (Basque Country, Europe). Her fields of research deal with the analysis of various expressions of Basque culture and its relations with power. She is the author of the books Martin Ugalde: Cartografías de un discurso (Ekin. Buenos Aires, 2015) and Notes on Basque Culture: The aftermath of epics (CLAEH, Montevideo, 2019). She is also the editor of several volumes. Her last articles include “Siete casas en Francia: balance revisado” [ El mundo está en todas partes. El universo literario de Bernardo Atxaga (Anthropos, 2018)]; "Without exile who am I? Metaphors of Basque Exile and Discursive Traces of Subalternity" [National Identities at the Crossroads: Literature, Stage and Visual Media in the Iberian Peninsula (Francis Boutle, 2018)]; “Women Bertsolari’s Presence in a Sort of History’s Comeback” [ Female Improvisational Poets: Challenges and achievements in the Twentieth Century (CBS Press, 2019)]; “Txirrita, euskal kultura eta Berri Txarrak globalizazioen aurrean” (UD, 2020); and “Founding Fathers, Patrons, Mothers, and other Bertso School Groupies” (2020).
Ariznabarreta remains politically engaged in the normalization of Basque culture and other diversity schemes.
- Ph.D. (Cum laude), international and intercultural studies, Universidad de Deusto, 2013
- M.A., pedagogical aptitude, Universidad de Deusto, 2007
- M.A., Basque language and literature, Universidad de Deusto, 2002
- B.A., Hispanic studies, Universidad de Deusto, 1994