1991 Ph.D. in Comparative Literature

Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego. Dissertation: Cinematic Hyperspace. New Hollywood Cinema and Science Fiction Film: Image Commodification in Late Capital¬ism. Dissertation Director: Professor Masao Miyoshi.

1991 M.A. in Comparative Literature. Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

1987 Licenciate Degree with Honors in Basque Philology. Facultad de Filología, Historia y Geografía, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain. Thesis: Deconstruction and Writing: Epis¬temological and Historical Analysis of Semiotics. (In Basque) Thesis Director: Jon Juaristi Linacero


Teaching Experience (tenure track):

2010-pr. Associate Professor. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2005-10. Assistant Professor. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2001-05 Assistant Professor. Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2000-01 Assistant Professor. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1994-99 Assistant and Associate Professor. Department of Spanish, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA


Teaching / Research Experience (visiting):

2015-16 Research Fellow. European Studies Centre. Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

2015 Visiting Associate Professor. March Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, NY, NY

2015 Visiting Associate Professor. Feb. Basque Studies Program, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.

2000 Visiting Associate Professor. Spring Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1997 Visiting Assistant Professor. Fall Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

1993-94 Visiting Assistant Professor. Program in Literature, Duke University, NC

1991 Lecturer of Comparative Literature. Department of English, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México



 Academic Books:

2017 On Populism: Global Sovereignty and Basque Independence. Tafalla: Txalaparta, 2017. (in Basque).

2016 Globalizations and the New Middle Age: On the Return of Differences. San Sebastian: Erein. (in Basque)

2016 Before Babel: A History of Basque Literatures. Lansing: Barbaroak, 2016.

2013 New York – Martutene: On the Utopia of Basque Postnationalism and the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization (or How Will We Desire Now?). Bilbao: University of the Basque Country Press, 2013. (in Basque).

2006 Remnants of the Nation: Prolegomena to a Postnational History of Contemporary Basque Literature. Bilbao: University of the Basque Country Press, 2006. (in Basque; English translation accepted for publication by Tamesis).


Academic Digital Books (open access):

2016 A Handbook to the Spanish Atlantic (Postimperialism in the Long Nineteenth Century).


Edited Books:

 2004 Empire and Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millennium. Eds. Begoña Aretxaga, Dennis Dworkin, Joseba Gabilondo, and Joseba Zulaika. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2004.


Academic Edited Books:

2004 Empire and Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millennium. Eds. Begoña Aretxaga, Dennis Dworkin, Joseba Gabilondo, and Joseba Zulaika. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2004.


Literary Books:

2009 Vulgate of the Apocalypse. San Sebastian: Erein, 2009. (short story collection; in Basque; Erein literary prize).

1992 From California with Love. San Sebastian: Elkar, 1992. (essay collection; in Basque).


Edited Journals:

2001 “The Hispanic Atlantic.” Monograph. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 5 (2001): 91-113.


Articles in Journals:

2017 “Populism and Postimperial Heterogeneity in Spain. Neonationalism and Affect Politics.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. (monographic on populism, article accepted)

2016 “The Aftermath of Postleninist and Postidentitarian Politics: Masochism and Subordinated Neoliberal Independence.” Larrun 208 (2016): 1-15. (in Basque). (Reprinted in Spanish as “Lógicas de la politica postindentitaria y postleninista: masoquismo e independencia subordinada neoliberal.” Objetivo Independencia. Tafalla: Txalaparta, 2016. 375-404).

2014 “Geo-bio-politics of the Gothic: On the Queer/Inhuman Dislocation of Spanish/English Subjects and their Others (For A Definition of Modernity as an Imperialist Geobiopolitical Fracture).” 1616: Anuario de literatura comparada 4 (2014): 153-67.

“Spanish Nationalist Excess: A Decolonial and Postnational Critique of Iberian Studies.” Prosopopeya: revista de crítica contemporánea 8 (2014): 23-60.

2013 “Postnational Literary History: On the Aftermath of the Philological Ideology of Century-Genre-Generation-Author.” Euskera. 58.2 (2013): 609-27. (in Basque)

“Galdós, Etxeita, Rizal – Madrid, Mundaka, Manila: On Colonial Disavowal and (Post)Imperial Articulations of the Hispanic Pacific-Atlantic.” 452F: Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada 9 (2013): 13-43.

“Saizarbitoria y el ángel de la historia vasca (o Martutene como crónica de una utopía postglobal anunciada).” Cuadernos de Alzate 46-47 (2013): 295-314.

“El anillo postnacional de Moebius: deseo y política en la literatura vasca reciente (2000-2012).” Insula. Revista de letras y ciencias humanas 797 (2013): 33-35.

2012 “On Literary Politics and Economics in Globalization. Sarrionaindia, the Canon, and the Market.” Oihenart. Cuadernos de Lengua y Literatura. 27 (2012): 45-66. (in Basque).

2011 “Masculine Masochism as Spanish Dominant Fiction in Galician Narrative: An Analysis of Manuel Rivas’s Texts.” Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies (2011): 78-103.

2010 “Indifference as Terror: On State Politics and Basque Literature in Globalization.” Oihenart. Cuadernos de Lengua y Literatura. 25 (2010): 217-40.

2009 “Genealogía de la ‘raza latina’: para una teoría atlántica de las estructuras raciales hispanas.” Revista Iberoamericana: Otros estudios transatlánticos. Lecturas desde lo latinoamericano. Eds. Nina Gerassi-Navarro and Eyda M. Merediz. 75: 228 (2009): 795-818.

“Towards a Postnational History of Galician Literature: On Pardo Bazán’s Transnational and Translational Position.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 86 (2009): 49-69.

“Towards a Postmodern History of Basque Poetry: On Orality and Performance (From bertsopaperak of the Carlist Wars to Radical Rock and the Poetry of K. Uribe).” EGAN (2009): 1-47. (in Basque).

2008 “Imagining the Basques: Dual Otherness from European Imperialism to American Globalization.” Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos: Imagining The Basques. Foreign Views of the Basque Country. Eds. Jeremy MacClancy and Santiago Leoné. Monograph 2 (2008): 145-173.

“On the Centrality of Small Hibryd Genres: Notes on the Officialist Politics of the Novel and its Cinematic Incapacity.” EGAN 61.3/4 (2008): 21-59. (in Basque).

2007 “Globalizations and the Ghost of Multiculturalism: Biopolitics and the Polemics of Difference in Basque Literature and Culture.” EGAN 40.3/4 (2007): 5-35. (Reprinted in Etxeberria, Postmodernism and Globalization). (in Basque).

2006 “Global Subalternity, Exteriority, and Independence Day: Rethinking Hegemony, Radical Democracy, and Empire. Notes on Laclau-Mouffe and Hardt-Negri.” Papeles del Centro de Estudios sobre la Identidad Colectiva 21 (2006): 1-51.

“Spanish, Second Language of the Internet? The Hispanic Web, Subaltern-Hybrid Cultures, and the Neoliberal Lettered City.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 31.1 (2006): 107-29.

“The State’s Body, the Intellectual and the Real/Subaltern: Autobiography and Neoliberal Ideology in Postnational Spanish Basque Culture (On Savater, Juaristi, and Onaindía).” Antípodas: Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies 16 (2006): 183-227.

“Antonio Banderas: Hispanic Gay Masculinities and the Global Mirror Stage (1991-2001).” Studies in Twentieth- and Twenty First Century Literature 30:1 (2006): 209-33.

2005 “A Multicultural Atlantic Critique of European Universalism: Neonationalism from Derrida to Agamben.” Tropos 31 (2005): 8-53.

2004 “Geopolítica y aparato libidinal de los discursos reaccionario y liberal: Para una genealogía no moderna de la obra de Mesonero Romanos y Donoso Cortés.” Res publica. Revista de filosofía política 6.13-14 (2004): 55-76.

“Seducció política, extraterritorialitat literaria i nuesa biogràfrica: Atxaga i la seva trilogia al·legòrica.” El contemporani: arts-història-societat 29 (2004): 39-43.

“The Subaltern Cannot Speak But Performs: Women’s Public and Literary Cultures in Nineteenth-Century Spain.” Hispanic Research Journal 5.1 (2004): 73-95.

2003 “Historical Memory, Neoliberal Spain, and the Latin American Postcolonial Ghost: On the Politics of Recognition, Apology, and Reparation in Contemporary Spanish Historiography.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 7 (2003): 247-66.

“Savater and State Melancholia: On Spanish History and its Postnational State in Globalization” Revista de estudios hispánicos 37 (2003): 357-81.

“Posnacionalismo y biopolítica: Para una crítica multiculturalista del estado y su soberanía en Europa y el País Vasco (notas sobre Habermas y Agamben).” Inguruak: Revista de la federación vasca de sociología 37 (2003): 1-23.

“On the Postcolonial and Queer Origins of Basque Modern Literature. Rethinking Abbadie’s Legacy.” Research on Basque Grammar and Literature at the Threshold of the Twentieth Century. Iker – 14.2. Literary Issues. Eds. A. Arkotxa and L. Otegi. Bilbao: Euskaltzaindia, 2003. 81-88. (in Basque).

2002 “Postnationalism, Fundamentalism, and the Global Real: Historicizing Terror/ism and the New North American/Global Ideology.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 3.1 (2002): 57-86.

2001 “The Global Phallus: On the Digital and Allegorical Economy of the Hispanic Subaltern in Hollywood Film.” Discourse. 23.1 (2001): 4-24.

“One Way Theory: On the Hispanic-Atlantic Intersection of Postcoloniality and Postnationalism and its Globalizing Effects.” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Vol.1. (2001).

2000 “Itxaro Borda: Melancholic Migrancy and the Writing of a National, Lesbian Self.” Anuario del Seminario Julio de Urquijo XXXIV-2 (2000): 291-314.

“And Oñederra Told the Snake: On Recent Literature by Basque Women and Their Social Impact.” Hegats 28 (2000): 75-114. (in Basque).

1999 “Before Babel: Global Media, Ethnic Hybridity, and Enjoyment in Basque Culture.” Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos 44.1 (1999): 7-49.

“Travestismo y novela terrorista: deseo y masoquismo femenino en la literatura vasca postnacional.” La balsa de la medusa 49 (1999): 45-76. (Reprinted in El hispanismo en los Estados Unidos. Discursos críticos/prácticas textuales. Eds. José M. del Pino and Francisco La Rubia Prado. Madrid: Visor, 1999. 231-254).

“Our Man in Hollywood: Antonio Banderas’s Seduction.” Hopscotch 1 (1999): 70-77.

“Non-Literary Tendencies in Vogue.” Hegats 21-22 (1999): 15-27. (in Basque).

1998 “Jon Juaristi: Compulsive Archaeology and the Basque Nationalist Primal Scene.” Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos 43.2 (1999): 539-554.

“Terrorism as Memory: The Historical Novel and Masculine Masochism in Contemporary Basque Literature.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 2 (1998): 113-46.

“Del exilio materno a la utopía personal: Política cultural en la narrativa vasca de mujeres.” Ínsula. Revista de letras y ciencias humanas 623 (1998): 32-36.

1997 “Masculinity’s Counted Days: Spanish Postnationalism, Masochist Desire, and the Refashioning of Misogyny.” Anuario de cine y literatura en español 3 (1997): 53-72.

1996 “Atxaga’s Psychoanalysis. Notes on the Development of Literature, Subjectivity, and the Public Sphere.” EGAN 48.2 (1996): 61-80. (in Basque).

1994 “Obabera.” Hegats 8 (1994): 47-53. (in Basque).

“The Legacy of Modernism in Basque Literature. On Obabakoak.” EGAN 46.2 (1994): 17-62. (in Basque).

1993 “Canon Formation in Contem¬porary Basque Literature. On Etiopia.” EGAN 45.2 (1993): 33-65. (in Basque).

1990 “Literary Criticism and Critical Theory: Their History and Archaeology.” Anuario del Seminario Julio de Urquijo XXIV (1990): 21-51. (in Basque).

1987 “Poststructuralism and Deconstruc¬tion: Derrida’s Deconstruction and Its Consequences in Semiotics and Literary Criticism.” Arbola. Revista de infor¬mación cultural de la Diputación de Vizcaya 10 (1987): 3-6. (in Basque).

1984 “Structural Analysis on the Symbology of Eighteenth-Century Popular Lyrical Poetry.” EGAN 26.3/4 (1984): 9-68. (in Basque).


Articles in Books:

2017 “The Big Other of Galician Culture: On Manuel Fraga, Populism, and Critical Impossibility. Re-routing Galician Studies. Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Eds. Benita Sampedro and José Antonio Losada. New York: Macmillan Palgrave, 2017.(forthcoming).

“The Atlantic State of Violence: State of Exception, Colonial/Civil Wars, and Concentration Camps.” The Transatlantic Reader. Eds. Antonio Caro et al. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017. (forthcoming).

“Leaders, Affective Politics, and Populism.” Determination Right, Executive Power, and Independence. Ed. Mitxelko Uranga. Bilbao: Sorzain, 2017. (forthcoming, in Basque).

2016 “The Atlantic-Iberian Enlightenment: On the Imperial-Colonial and Morisco-Basque Mediations of the Spanish Enlightenment.” A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. César Domínguez, ed. Philadelphia: John Benjamins North America, 2016. 364-80.

2012 “On the Spanish Primal Scene: The Double Gaze of Orientalism and Occidentalism in Andalucian and Basque Cinema.” Companion to Spanish Cinema. Eds. Tatjana Pavlovic and Jo Labanyi. New York: Blackwell. (85-98). (a longer version was published as: “The National Primal Scene: On Spain’s Cinematic Invisibility and the Global Emergence of Basque and Andalusian Cinemas.” Lapiko kritikoa. 4-5-2014.

“From the 16th to the 20th Century: the Apologists and the Basque Subject.” Basque Philosophy of the 20th Century. Bilbao: UEU, 2012. 9-27. (in Basque).

“Queer Theory and Studies.” Basque Philosophy of the 20th Century. Bilbao: UEU, 2012. 175-182 (in Basque).

2011 “Towards a Postnational History of Galician Literature: Rereading Rosalía de Castro’s Narrative as Atlantic Modernism.” Contemporary Galician Studies: Between the Local and the Global. Eds. Kirsty Hooper and Manuel Puga. New York: Modern Language Association. 2011. 74-95.

2010 “Queer Euzkadi or a Marian Manifesto (Towards a Bastardized Independent Basque Country).” Disorganized Desires: Queer Readings in Basque Literature. Ed. Ibon Egaña. San Sebastian: Utriusque Vasconiae, 2010. 157-93. (in Basque).

2008 “On the Inception of Western Sex as Orientalist Theme Park: Tourism and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Spain (Carmen, Don Juan).” Spain is Different: Tourist Locations, Attractions, and Discourses in Modern Spanish Culture. Eds. Eugenia Afinoguenova and Jaume Martí Olivella. New York: Lexington Books, 2008. 19-61.

“State Narcissism: Racism, Neoimperialism and Spanish Opposition to Multiculturalism (on Mikel Azurmendi).” Border Interrogations: Crossing and Questioning Spanish Frontiers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Eds. Benita Sampedro and Simon Doubleday. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. 65-89.

2007 “Olvidar a Galíndez: violencia, otredad y memoria histórica en la globalización hispano-atlántica”. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: El compromiso de la memoria. Ed. José Colmeiro. London: Tamesis Books, 2007. 159-83.

2005 “Melodrama atlántico y migrancia materna. Apuntes sobre Todo sobre mi madre.” Almodóvar: el cine como pasión. Eds. Fran Zurián and Carmen Vázquez Varela. Cuenca: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2005. 287-306.

2004 “Performing Populism: A Queer Theory of Globalization, Terrorism, and Spectacle (on Lord of the Rings and 9-11-2001).” Empire and Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millenium. Eds. Begoña Aretxaga, Dennis Dworkin, Joseba Gabilondo, and Joseba Zulaika. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2004. 237-64.

“Hertzainak’s ‘Kill the Father” and the Deadly Libido of Basque Culture.” In collaboration with Gabriel Villota Toyos. One More Song! 18 Pop Songs. Bilbao: Rekalde / Diputación de Vizcaya, 2004. 20-25. (in Basque).

“El estado-nación europeo global: para una redefinición posestructuralista de la teoría nacionalista clásica (Gellner y Anderson).” El presente del estado-nación. Ed. Ander Gurrutxaga. Bilbao: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad del País Vasco, 2004. 129-45.

2002 “Uncanny Identity: Violence, Gaze, and Desire in Contemporary Basque Cinema.” Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain: Theoretical Debates and Cultural Practice. Ed. Jo Labanyi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 262-79.

“State Melancholia: Spanish Nationalism, Specularity and Performance. Notes on Antonio Muñoz Molina.” From Stateless Nations to Postnational Spain / De naciones sin estado a la España postnacional. Eds. Silvia Bermúdez, Antonio Cortijo Ocaña, and Timothy McGovern. Boulder, Co.: Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2002. 237-71.

“Like Blood for Chocolate, Like Queers for Vampires: Border and Global Consumption in Rodríguez, Tarantino, Arau, Esquivel, and Troyano. (Notes on Baroque, Camp, Kitsch and Hybridization).” Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism. Eds. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and Martin Manalansan. New York: New York University Press, 2002. 236-63.

“Histéricos con casta: Masculinidad y hegemonía nacional en la España de fin de siglo.

(Para una arqueología feminista, torcida, marxista, poscolonial y posnacional del noventayochismo).” Género y escritura: 1850-2000. Eds. Barbara Zecchi and Raquel Medina. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2002. 120-61.

2000 “Bernardo Atxaga’s Seduction: On the Symbolic Economy of Postcolonial and Postnational Literatures in the Global Market.” Basque Cultural Studies. William Douglas et al., eds. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2000. 106-33.

1999 “Morphing Saint Sebastian: Masochism and Masculinity in Forrest Gump.” Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation in the Culture of Quick Change. Ed. Vivian Sobchack. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1999. 183-207.

1997 “Afterword to the 1997 Edition.” José de Vasconcelos. La raza cósmica. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1997. 99-117.

1995 “Postcolonial Cyborgs: Subjectivity in the Age of Cybernetic Reproduction.” The Cyborg Handbook. Ed. Chris Gray. New York & London: Routledge, 1995. 423-32.

1990 “On Obabakoak: A Political Reading of a Topological Allegory.” Memoriae L. Mitxelena Magistri Sacrum. Ed. Joseba Lakarra. San Sebastián, Spain: Seminario de Julio de Urquijo, 1990. 926-51. (in Basque).

1983 “Roncales Dialect.” Prolegom¬ena to Basque Dialectology. Ed. J.M. Txillardegi. Bilbao, Spain: Euskalerriko Unibertsitatea, 1983. 335-409. (in Basque).


Introductions to Books:

2015 “Postporn, Postnationalism (Waiting for the Post-s to End).” Eduardo Apodaka. Identity and Anomaly. Arre, Spain: Pamiela, 2015. 11-23. (in Basque).

2008 “Introduction.” Postmodernism and Globalization. Ed. Gillermo Etxeberria. San Sebastian: Erroteta, 2008. 7-17. (in Basque).

2005 “The Antihumanist Subaltern Contribution of a Diasporic Discourse.” Exiled Cultures and Identities (Subaltern Nomadologies). Imanol Galfarsoro. Pamplona: Pamiela, 2005. 7-22. (in Basque).

1999 “Impossible Chronicle of A Monstruosity.” Bai…. Baina ez. Laura Mintegi. San Sebastian: Elkar, 1999. 9-14. (in Basque).


Other Writings Online:

2008 “On the European Intersection of the Postnational and the Postcolonial: Notes on Minority Linguistic Literatures, the Postimperialist State and its Linguistic-Literary Ecology.” “Global Conversations: A Festival of Marginalized Languages.” International Center for Writing and Translation. University of California, Irvine.


Book Reviews:

2012 “Postoriental Philology.” Review Essay on European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean:Toward a New Philology and a Counter-Orientalism. Karla Mallette. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). Newsletter of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain. 2012. 6-9.

2002 Breve historia feminista de la literatura española (en lengua catalana, gallega y vasca). Vol. VI. Iris M. Zavala, gen.ed. Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos 47:2 (2002): 639-643. (in Basque).

1999 Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial. Gary A. Olson and Lynn Worsham. Eds. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 3 (1999): 309-12.

1998 Post-Franco, Postmodern. Kathleen M. Vernon and Barbara Morris Eds. Hispanic Review 66 (1998): 373-75.


Literary Publications:

2012 “Time’s Sentence.” Our Wars. Short Fiction on Basque Conflicts. Mikel Ayerbe, anth. Reno: Center for Basque Studies. 245-57. Also translated into Spanish: “La condena del tiempo.” Nuestras guerras. Relatos sobre los conflictos vascos. Mikel Ayerbe, anth. Madrid: Lengua de Trapo, 2014. 283-96.

1993 “I Never Stop at the Avenue.” Imagínate Euskadi 1992. Bilbao, Spain: Banco Hispano Central, 1993. 68-77. (2nd prize, “Imajínate Euskadi” short story contest). (in Basque).

1992 “Madrid, New York, Tokyo.” Revista Kultura 2 (1992): 117-28. (1st prize, “Ignacio Aldecoa” short story contest). (in Basque).


Works in Progress:

The Converts’ Hegemony: Neonationalism, Populism, and Intellectuals in Spain.

Atlantic Spain: Nationalism and the Postimperial Spectrality.

Slavery and Entangled Empires: On the Basque 19th Century Atlantic.

“El día de la bestia: Spanish Blockbusters, Neonationalism, Abject Masculinity, and Global Repression.”

“The Other Europe: Modern Historiography as Disciplinary Oblivion of Islam.”

“The Persistence of the Lettered City across the Latin Americanist Divide: Foundational Fictions, Hybrid Cultures, and Subalternity from a Film-Studies Perspective. Notes on the Geopolitics and Epistemology of Melodrama.”

“Global Hispanic Cinema: For an Atlantic Genealogy of Melodrama.”

“On the Globalization of Francoism: Barbarian History, Sado-Masochist Politics and Atlantic Melodrama.

Notes on Torrente and All about My Mother.”

“La Mala Educación Sentimental: Neoliberal Politics and the Promotion of Homosexuality as Exceptional Multiculturalism in Spain.”