Xabier Irujo

Xabier Irujo, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Basque Studies

Summary

Xabier Irujo is the director of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is professor of genocide studies. He was the first guest research scholar of the Manuel Irujo Chair at the University of Liverpool and teaches seminars on genocide and cultural genocide at Boise State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds three Bachelor's degrees and three Master's degrees in linguistics, history and philosophy and has two Ph.D.s in history and philosophy. Irujo has lectured in various American and European universities and has mentored several graduate students. Member of the editorial board of four academic presses, he has authored more than 15 books and a number of articles in specialized journals and has received awards and distinctions at the national and international level. His recent books include Gernika 1937: The Market Day Massacre (Nevada University Press, 2015) and Legal History of the Basque Language (HAEE, Bilbao, 2015).

Research interests

  • Transgression of human rights and genocide

Class materials

  • Genocide studies
  • Basque politics
  • Transnational identity

Authored

  • Irujo, Xabier, La verdad alternativa: 30 mentiras sobre el bombardeo de Gernika, Txertoa, Donostia, 2017. 243 pp. ISBN: 9788471485854.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Gernika: 26 de abril de 1937, Crítica, Barcelona, 2017. 381 pp. ISBN: 9788416771738.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Genocidio en Euskal Herria (1936-1945), Nabarralde, Iruñea, 2015. 412 pp. ISBN: 978-84-608-2350-6.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Gernika 1937: The Market Day Massacre, University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2015. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0874179781.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Simón Bolívar y la Constitución Boliviana: Un Proyecto para una Federación, BFA-Bolibar, Bolibar, 2014. 416 pp. ISBN: 978-0692239216.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Tres cartas de Epicuro sobre la amistad, el placer y la felicidad, Pantor, 2013. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-0-6159534-4-1.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Giving Birth to Cosmopolis: The Code of Laws of Estella (c. 1076), Barandiaran Chair of Basque Studies - University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 2013. 344 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9846900-2-2.
  • Irujo, Xabier, El Gernika de Richthofen. Un ensayo de bombardeo de terror, Gernikako Bakearen Museoa Fundazioa/Gernika-Lumoko Udala, Gernika, 2012. 648 pp. ISBN: 978-84-936190-5-3.
  • Irujo, Xabier, El Gernika de Richthofen. Un ensayo de bombardeo de terror, Gernikako Bakearen Museoa Fundazioa/Gernika-Lumoko Udala, Gernika, 2012. 588 pp. ISBN: 978-84-936190-2-2.
  • Irujo, Xabier, Expelled from the Motherland: The Government of President Jose Antonio Agirre in Exile (1937 - 1960), Center for Basque Studies - University of Nevada, Reno, 2012. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-1-935709-06-0.

Co-authored

  • Irujo, Xabier; Urrutia, Iñigo, Historia jurídica de la lengua vasca (1789-2009), IVAP-HAEE / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao, 2014. 768 pp. ISBN: 978-0-692200-16-2.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Irigoyen, Alberto, La hora vasca del Uruguay. Génesis y desarrollo del nacionalismo vasco en Uruguay (1825-1960), Sociedad de Confraternidad Vasca Euskal Erria, Montevideo (Uruguay), 2014. 600 pp. ISBN 978-84-936190-5-3.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Cenarrusa, Pete, On Basque Politics. Conversations with Pete Cenarrusa, European Research Institute (EURI), Brussels, 2012. 484 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9846900-1-5.

Edited

  • Irujo, Xabier (Ed.), Macbeth in Basque, Center for Basque Studies Press, University of Nevada, Reno 2017. 224 pp. ISBN: 9781935709725.
  • Irujo, Xabier (Ed.), Doce meses de campaña con Zumalakarregi durante la guerra en Navarra y Provincias Vascongadas, Zumalakarregi Museoa, Ormaiztegi, 2015. 712 pp. ISBN: 978-0692358535.

Co-edited

  • Irujo, Xabier; Olaziregi, Marijo (Eds.), The International Legacy of Lehendakari Jose A. Agirre's Government, Center for Basque Studies Press, University of Nevada, Reno 2017. 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1935709817.
  • Agirreazkuenaga, Joseba; Irujo, Xabier (Eds.), The Basque Fiscal System contrasted to Nevada and Catalonia in Time of Mayor Crises, Center for Basque Studies Press, University of Nevada, Reno 2017. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-935709-74-9.
  • Massias, Jean-Pierre; Urrutia, Iñigo; Irujo, Xabier, Droits culturels et démocratisation = Cultural rights and Democratisation, Institut Universitaire Varenne, Baiona, 2015. 264 pp. ISBN: 9782370320537.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Manterola, Elizabete (Eds.), Uda gau bateko ametsa, EIZIE, Donostia, 2015. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-84-614-606-9105-1.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Matthíasdóttir, Hólmfríður (Eds.), 1615: Baskavígin / Euskal baleazaleen sarraskia / La masacre de los balleneros vascos / The Massacre of Basque Whalers, Euskal Erria, Montevideo, 2015. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-0692481172.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Matthíasdóttir, Hólmfríður (Eds.), 1615: Spánverjavígin / Euskal baleazaleen hilketa / La matanza de los vascos / The Slaying of the Basques, Forlagið, Reykjavík, 2015. 472 pp. ISBN: 978-9979-3-3544-3.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Miglio, Viola (Eds.), Basque Whaling in Iceland in the 17th Century: Legal Organization, Cultural Exchange and Conflicts, Barandiaran Chair of Basque Studies - University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015. 406 pp. ISBN: 978-1-943092-40-6.
  • Irujo, Xabier; Miglio, Viola (Eds.), Language Rights and Cultural Diversity, Center for Basque Studies - University of Nevada, Reno, 2013. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-935709-47-3.
  • Ibarra, Pedro; Irujo, Xabier (Eds.), Basque Political Systems, Center for Basque Studies - University of Nevada, Reno, 2011. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-935709-03-9.

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy (Doctor Europaeus/European Doctorate): University of the Basque Country, 2011
  • Ph.D., History, Summa cum laude, Public University of Navarre, 2004
  • M.A., Political Philosophy and Ethics, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1998
  • B.A., Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1997
  • M.A., History, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1995
  • B.A., History, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1994
  • M.A., Romance Philology (Linguistics), Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1992
  • B.A., Romance Languages and Literature, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), 1989