Estibalitz Ezkerra Vegas

Lecturer - Basque Studies

Office Location

4214 Phelps Hall


Ph.D. in Comparative & World Literature (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

M.A. in English (University of Nevada, Reno)

B.A. in Art History (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea-Universidad del Pais Vasco)

B.A. in Journalism (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea-Universidad del Pais Vasco)


Estibalitz Ezkerra Vegas is a native of the Basque Country. Her current work explores the politics of memory, representation, and identity in the literature and cultural production of post-conflict countries such as Ireland and the Basque Country. She is interested in memory and trauma studies; postcolonial, nationalism, and transnational studies; and ethnic minorities and underrepresented groups. Prior to coming to UCSB, she taught courses on postcolonial literature, migration, gender and women’s studies, and dystopian fiction. She is a regular contributor to the Basque newspapers Berria and Gara, where she writes about world and contemporary Basque literature.


SPAN 153 - Basque Studies, SPAN 154A - Basque Language and Culture