William Douglass

Center of Basque Studies. University of Nevada, Nevada

William A. Douglass is a social anthropologist and a founder and first director of the current Center of Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of more than two dozen books and 200 articles on a wide array of topics--particularly Basque and Italian emigration worldwide, ethnic identity and its maintenance, and family history. His most notable Basque-related publications are Death in Murelaga: The Social Significance of Funerary Ritual in a Spanish Basque Village (1969) and (with Jon Bilbao) Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World (1975).