Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Basque Studies – Gender Studies.

Mari Jose Olaziregi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies at the Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and previously served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Basque Studies. She has also been a Guest Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany (2010), Koldo Mitxelena Visiting Chair Professor at the University of Chicago (2016) and Bernardo Atxaga Visiting Chair at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2014 and 2015). She has served as the editor of the Basque Literature in Translation Series at the Center for Basque Studies since 2003, and is the director of the Basque Literature portal.

Professor Olaziregi has also been the Director of the Basque Language and Culture Lecturers and served as the Chair for the Network of Basque Language and Culture lectureships and chairs of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Basque Government, between 2010 and 2016. She is the coordinator of the Historical Memory and Iberian Literatures Network of Researchers, and director of the “Historical Memory and Iberian Literature” Consolidated Research Group (MHLI, www.mhli.net; IT 1047-16) (University of the Basque Country).

Her research interests include contemporary Basque and Iberian Literature, Comparative Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Gender Studies, and Basque Cultural Studies. Olaziregi’s most influential contributions to the field of Iberian Studies include publications such “Basque Writing in the Iberian Context: Brief Notes on the Translations of Basque Literature” (2009), “Going global: the international journey of Basque culture and literature” (2017) and “Basque Literature and Political Conflicts (2017)”. Additionally, she is the author of Euskal eleberriaren historia/History of the Basque Novel (2001), and Walking the Hedgehog. The Literary Universe of Bernardo Atxaga (2005). She has also edited several anthologies including An Anthology of Basque Short Stories (2004), Six Basque Poets (2007), Writers in Between Languages. Minority Literatures in the Global Scene (2009), Literaturas Ibéricas y Memoria Histórica (2011) and A History of Basque Literature (2012).

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Mari Jose Olaziregi’s publications in the IStReS database:

Ibarluzea, Miren, and Mari Jose Olaziregi. 2016. ‘Autonomización y funciones del subcampo de la traducción literaria vasca contemporánea. Una aproximación sociológica’. Pasavento. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 4 (2-Monográfico “Traducción y literaturas ibéricas”): 293–313.

Olaziregi, Mari Jose. 2009a. ‘Basque Writing in the Iberian Context: Brief Notes on the Translations of Basque Literature’. ASJU – Anuario Del Seminario de Filología Vasca ‘Julio de Urquijo’ – International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology XLIII (1–2): 657–62.

———. , ed. 2009b. Writers in between Languages: Minority Literatures in the Global Scene. Reno: Center for Basque Studies / University of Nevada. https://basque.unr.edu/docs/Writers-in-between-Languages_digital.pdf.

———. 2010. ‘Peripheral Being, Global Writing: The Location of Basque Literature’. In New Spain, New Literatures, edited by Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini, 27–42. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press.

———. 2011a. ‘Basque Narrative about the Spanish Civil War and Its Contribution to the Deconstruction of Collective Political Memory’. In War, Exile, Justice, and Everyday Life, 1936-1946, edited by Sandra Ott, 117–32. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies / University of Nevada.

———. , ed. 2011b. Literaturas ibéricas y memoria histórica. Vol. 8. RIEV – Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos. Donostia-San Sebastián: Eusko Ikaskuntza.

———. 2017. ‘Going Global: The International Journey of Basque Culture and Literature’. In The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies, edited by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale, and Manuel Delgado, 547–57. London / New York: Routledge.

Pozuelo Yvancos, José María, Mariángeles Rodríguez Alonso, Pere Ballart, Jordi Julià, Mari Jose Olaziregi, Lourdes Otaegi, and Maria Do Cebreiro. 2019. Pensamiento y crítica literaria en el siglo xx (castellano, catalán, euskera y gallego). Madrid: Cátedra.