Ibon Izurieta

Topics:

Anthropology, Bilingual, Cinema, Colorado, Foreign Language, History, Politics/Public Policy, Spanish

Expertise:

Historical, political, sociological, cultural, artistic and literary aspects of the coexistence of Basque and Spanish languages and cultures.


Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Associate Dean - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Department: Modern Language

Email: iizuriet@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-0249

Additional Languages Spoken: Español


Biography:

Ibon Izurieta, Ph.D., is from Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain. He speaks Basque, Spanish and English. His research includes historical, political, sociological, cultural, artistic and literary aspects of the coexistence of Basque and Spanish languages and cultures in the Basque Country, but also contemporary aspects of Spanish literature, film and society focused primarily in Spain rather than Latin America, the only exception being Mexico. He organizes trips for students every summer and during the academic year. He is currently working on establishing a program in Oaxaca.

He has several articles published in professional journals covering different aspects of Spanish and Basque literature and Film, Literary Theory and Criticism and is currently finishing a manuscript on the philosopher, writer, cultural critic Miguel de Unamuno who was born in Bilbao and bridged the cultural divide of Spanish and Basque perspectives in literature, culture, history and philosophy. He earned his M.A. in Comparative Literature and his Ph.D. in Spanish, from the University of Iowa.