Larraitz Ariznabarreta

Larraitz Ariznabarreta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Larraitz Ariznabarreta


Larraitz Ariznabarreta (Bilbao 1968) graduated and obtained her Doctorate at the University of Deusto, Bilbao. She has taught at Boise State University (Idaho, USA), University of Mondragon 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 book Martin Ugalde: Cartografías de un discurso (Ekin. Buenos Aires, 2015) and editor of several volumes. Her book Notes on Basque Culture: The aftermath of epics will be out in the summer of 2019. Her last articles include: “Siete casas en Francia: balance revisado” [El mundo está en todas partes. El universo literario de Bernardo Atxaga (Anthropos. Barcelona, 2018)] "Without exile who am I? Metaphors of Basque Exile and Discursive Traces of Subalternity" [National Identities at the Intersection: Literature and Visual Media in the Iberian Peninsula (Francis Boutle. London, 2018)]; and “Women Bertsolari’s Presence in a Sort of History’s Comeback” [Female Improvisational Poets: Challenges and Achievements in the Twentieth Century (Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada. Reno, 2019)]. Ariznabarreta is member of several scientific advisory boards in the Basque country and has organized several international scholarly conferences. She 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