Xabier Irujo

Center for the Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Nevada

Xabier Irujo is co-director of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is professor of genocide studies. The author was the first guest research scholar of the Manuel Irujo Chair at the University of Liverpool and regularly teaches courses on genocide and cultural genocide at Boise State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds three master’s degrees in linguistics, history and philosophy, has two PhDs in history and philosophy. Irujo has lectured in various American and European universities and has mentored several graduate students. Member of the editorial board of four academic presses, Irujo has authored more than ten books and a number of articles in specialized journals and has received awards and distinctions at national and international level. His recent books include Gernika 1937: The Market Day Massacre (Nevada University Press, 2015) and Legal History of the Basque Language (HAEE, Bilbao, 2015).