Amaia Elizalde Estenaga

Mitxelena Visiting Assistant Professor in Basque Studies
Wieboldt 226
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 a.m.
PhD, University of the Basque Country & University Bordeaux-Montagne
Research Interests: Memory studies, censorship studies, gender studies, Basque and comparative literature

Amaia Elizalde Estenaga (San Sebastian, Basque Country) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Didactics of Language and Literature in the Faculty of Education, Philosophy, and Anthropology of the University of the Basque Country (UBC). She holds BAs in Hispanic Philology and Basque Philology from the University of the Basque Country (UBC) as well as MA degrees in Cultural Criticism and Comparative Literature (University of València) and Basque Studies (University Bordeaux-Montagne, UBM). She carried out her PhD degree in Basque literature in co-direction (UBC & UBM) and her PhD dissertation focused on the understanding of the censored modernity of Jon Mirande, a very controversial Basque author of the 20th century.

Amaia is part of the consolidated research group "Historical Memory in the Iberian Literatures" (MHLI). She specializes in Cultural Basque Studies and Didactics of Literature and throughout her research experience she has had the opportunity to delve into the areas of Memory Studies, Censorship Studies, and Gender Studies applied to Basque and comparative literature, always with a transmedial vision (literature, music, film, arts, etc.). The aforementioned areas are currently her main areas of interest, systematically adopting the perspective of Cultural Studies. In addition to her work as teaching and research staff, she directs the Mikel Laboa Chair at the UBC. The Chair's mission is to promote research and cultural creation in areas such as literature, music, and bertsolaritza (Basque oral improvisation).

Recent Courses in RLL

  • BASQ 26624/36624 and SPAN 26624/36624 Repression, Resilience, and Gender Politics in Basque Cultural Memory