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About Jacqueline L. Urla

My most recent book is entitled Reclaiming Basque: Language, Nation, and Cultural Activism with the University of Nevada Press (2012).
I'm interested in the ethnography of resistance, grassroots cultural activism, technologies of knowledge and power, and minority languages. My research has been centered in Spain where I’ve done long term ethnographic research with Basque language advocates examining such issues as language standardization, youth community media projects, music and the political uses of statistics. I’m interested in theorizing the intersecting logics of nationalism, governmentality, and late capitalism. I'm currently collaborating on a team project studying the experiences of people who are “new speakers” of Basque. I have also begun new fieldwork on collective memory and public protest by the relatives and victims of the Spanish civil war.


Present Director, Modern European Studies Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Machmer Hall, Rm 208
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst Ma, 01003


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