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Adrian Blasquez (Basque Culture Consultant;
Taught at the University of the Basque Country for 10 years, presently
teaches Modern History at the University of Pau in France. Since 1992,
he has been working with a research team on anthropological, historical,
social, cultural and economic study of the Basco-Béarnais emigration
to The Americas. The study focuses on letters exchanged between the emigrants
and their families who stayed behind in France.
(Basque Culture Consultant; Research)
Born to Basque parents, and raised in Buffalo, Wyoming, Kate received
her education in both the United States and France. Upon completing her
Master's Degree in French at the University of Nevada, Reno, she joined
the Basque Studies Program at the university, teaching Basque language
and culture and conducting research. She is presently the President of
Reno's Zazpiak Bat Basque Club and the North American correspondent for
EITB, Basque Radio and Television.
(Consultant; Basque Cultural Research)
Having completed graduate work in social/cultural anthropology at the
University of Oxford, Sandra specialized in the Basques of the Northern,
French Basque country, where she has been conducting fieldwork since 1976.
She also spent three years in San Sabastian (Spanish Basque country) directing
a Study Abroad program for a university consortium (UNR, Boise State,
Basque University), which initially aimed to create a "knowledge
link" between American Basques and their ancestral homeland. She
speaks Basque, French, and Spanish. Sandras Academic Appointments
constitute a list of lecturing position at the University of Oxford, the
University of Nevada, and Oxford Brookes University. Her experience in
media (film and radio) has a broad range, from documentaries such as "The
Basques of Santazi" (appearing on PBS, and British, French, Spanish,
and Basque television) to consulting for BBC Radio 4, Radio Vatican, and
Her main publications include:
The Basque Studies Newsletter
Aristotle Among the Basques: The Cheese Analogy of Conception. Man,
Blessed Bread, "First Neighbors" & Asymmetrick Exchange
in the Basque Country. Archives Européennes de Sociologie, Vol.
The Circle of Mountains. A Basque Shepherding Community. Mariage
et remariage dans une communauté montagnarde du Pays Basque.
In J.G. Peristiany (ed)
Le prix de lalliance en Méditerranée. Indarra
Some reflections on a Basque concept. In J. Pitt-Rivers (ed) Honor and
Grace in Anthropology. Artzain-Komunitate Euskalduna (Bortuko Inguria).
Where the Sky Ends.
As an author, change agent, college adjunct professor, consultant, master
teacher (30 yrs.), and technology specialist, Ms. Ann Sorrell has always
been interested in helping others learn and understand more about diverse
cultures. As the 1991-92 Christa McAuliffe Fellow representing Vermont,
she designed, implemented and coordinated the first LAN and WAN and World
Languages Website in the South Burlington School District to open up the
community to all of the world. She has spoken and consulted over the past
years at state and national conventions for many types of organizations
(AATF, ACTFL, ASCD, CCC, NARE, NCEE, Vermontfest, VFLA) to help them integrate
technology in a meaningful way into their lives. She has published two
books entitled Oral Proficiency Manual for Le Français Vivant
and Oral Proficiency Manual for Le Français Vivant Level 2.
She has also been a consultant for the textbook, Le Français
Vivant 3, and the entire textbook series, C'est à toi Levels
1, 2 and 3.
(Basque Culture Consultant; Research)
Dr. Joseba Zulaika has been the director of the Center for Basque Studies
at the University of Nevada-Reno since January 1, 2000. His ongoing research
includes the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and the ethnography of Bilbao with
additional emphasis on global culture, architecture, museum politics,
and tourism industries. His primary research interests are Basque culture
and politics, the international discourse of terrorism, various traditional
occupations (fishermen, hunters, farmers, sheepherders), diasporic and
global cultures, history of anthropological thought, theories of symbolism,
ritual and discourse. He has authored and/or co-authored 15 books and
numerous articles and essays. He has created the Center's first on-line
Basque Culture courses. Joseba is often a consultant to the media on a
variety of Basque topics, the latest being 60 Minutes who plans
to do a segment on the Basque situation today.