Faculty - Joseba Zulaika
Joseba Zulaika
Professor, Center for Basque Studies

Ph.D., Anthropology, Princeton University
Courses Taught
I teach an introductory course to Basque Cultural Studies and two capstone course on Basque Culture (online) and on Museums, Architecture and City Renewal: the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.
2014. That Old Bilbao Moon: The Passion and Resurrection of a City. (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2014. Vieja luna de Bilbao: Crónicas de mi generación (San Sebastián: Nerea).
2012. Basque Traditions (San Sebastian: Etxepare).
2009. Terrorism: the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
2009. Contraterrorismo USA: profecía y trampa. (Irun: Alberdania).
2007. (with William A. Douglass) Basque Culture: Anthropological Perspectives. (Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno).
2007. Polvo de ETA. (Irun: Alberdania).
2014. “Drones and Fantasy in U.S. Counterterrorism,” Journal for Cultural Studies 18(2):171-87.
2013 “Mythologies of Terror: Fantasy and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy," Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, vol. 102/103: 3-19.
2013. “Labirintoaren Arkitekturak,” Oihnart.
2013. “Guernica and the Blind Minotaur.” Fernando Golvano, ed., Art, Memory and Democracy, University of the Basque Country, Leioa.
2013. (with William Douglass), "States of Exception: Sovereignty and Terror." In Exchanging Terrorism    Oxygen for Media Airwaves, ed. Mahmoud Eid, Ottawa. University of Ottawa Press.
2013. “Counterterrorism as Dual Sovereignty: Drones, Fantasy and the Figure of the Priest/Murderer,” in Jeff Sluka, ed, States of Terror. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
2012. “Drones, Witches and Other Flying Objects: The Force of Fantasy in US Counterterrorism,” Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol. 5(1): 51-68. (Recipient of the “Best Article of the Year” Award from Critical Studies on Terrorism).
2012. "Foreword." In Olatz Gonzalez Abrisketa, Basque Pelota: A Ritual, an Aesthetic. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 7-8.
2012. Basque Traditions. San Sebastian: Etxepare.
2011. “From Dictatorship to Empire: The State of Exception as Rule.” In Rob van Ginkel and Alex Streating, eds., Wildness and Sensation: Anthropology of Sinister and Sensuous Realms. Het Spinhuis: Antwerpen/Apeldoorn.
2011. “Dena Eman Bear Yako Maite Dan Askatasunari: Post-ETA Subjektu Politikoaz." Euskal Herria. Errealitatea eta Utopia. Donostia: Elkar.
2011. "Terror of Minarets" in Etnologia 37:44-51.
2010. "Is Bilbao a Woman? From Picasso to Gehry, Ariadne's Lunar Labyrinth". Bidebarrieta, 21, 9-28.
2010. "The Terror/Counterterror Edge: When Non-Terror Becomes a Problem and Real Terror Cannot be Detected by Counterterrorism". Critical Terrorism Studies, 3(2), 247-260.
2009. "The War on Terror and the Paradox of Sovereignty: Declining States and the States of Exception." In Carol J. Greenhouse, ed. Ethnographies of Neoliberalism. (Phaladelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press), pp.28-43.
2009. "The War on Terror, 'Dialectical Images,' and the Hunchbacked Dwarf." Brumaria 14:169-177.
2008c. "Antropologías del deseo: Bases teóricas. In Margaret Bullen and Carmen Diez Mintegui (Ed.), Retos teóricos y nuevas prácticas (pp. 247-284). San Sebastian: Ankulegi.
2008. "Terrorism and the Betrayal of the Intellectuals." In Christian Fleck, Andrea Hess and E. Stina, eds., Intellectuals and their Publics: Perspectives from the Social Sciences (Burlington: Ashgate, 2009), pp. 41-56.
2008 (with William A. Douglass) "The Terrorist Subject: Terrorism Studies and the Absent Subjectivity, " in Critical Terrorism Studies, 1:23-45.
2008 "Bilbao begehren: Die Krensifizierung des Museums und das damit verbundene Unbehage" in Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ (Ed.), On Difference #3. Politics of Space: On the Expropriation and Re-appropriation od Social, Political, and Cultural Spaces of Action (pp. 22) Stuttgart: Württembergischer Kunstverein.
2008 "Antropologías del deseo: Bases teóricas." In Margaret Bullen and Carmen Diez Mintegui (Ed.), Retos teóricos y nuevas prácticas (pp. 247-284). San Sebastian: Ankulegui.
Edited Books
2005. editor, States of Terror: Begoña Aretxaga's Essays (Reno: Center for Basque Studies), Introduction by Kay B. Warren.
2005. (with anna Guasch, eds.), Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2005. (with Sam Armistead, eds.) Voicing the Moment: Improvised Oral Poetry and Basque Tradition (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
2003. (editor) Oteiza's Selected Writings (Reno: Center for Basque Studies).
Selected Publications
1999. Enemigos, no hay enemigo (San Sebastián: Erein).
1997. Crónica de una seducción: el Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Madrid: Nerea).
1996. Del Cromañón al Carnaval: los vascos como museo antropológico (San Sebastián: Erein)
1996. Terror and Taboo: The Follies, Fables and Faces of Terrorism (with William Douglass) (New York: Routledge).
1990. Ehiztariaren erotika (Donostia: Erein ).
1988. Chivos y soldados: la mili como ritual de iniciación (San Sebastián: Baroja).
1988. Basque Violence: Metaphor and Sacrament (Reno: University of Nevada).
1981. Terranova: The Ethos and Luck of Deep-Sea Fishermen (Newfoundland: ISER).
Selected Articles
2005. "La Palanca como transgresión y memoria: sexo y religión, amor e ironía en el Bilbao postfranquista." In J. R. Resina y U. Winter, eds., Casa encantada. Lugares de memoria en la España constitucional (Vervuert. Iberoamericana), pp. 131-154.
2005. "Desiring Bilbao: The Krensification of the Museum and Its Discontents." In Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim, (Reno: Center for Basque Studies), pp. 149-170.
2005. "Nourishment by the Negative: National Subalternity, Antagonism, and Radical Democracy." In Empire and Terror (Reno: Center for Basque Studies), pp. 115-136.
2003. "Death and Laughter in Oteiza," in Jorge Oteiza (exhibit catalog, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, NY).
2003. "Excessive Witnessing: The Ethical as Temptation," in Witness and Memory. The Discourse of Trauma, eds. Ana Douglass and Thomas Vogler (N.Y.: Routledge).
2002. "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Counterterrorism." Radical History Review 85:191-199.
2001. "Krens's Taj Mahal: The Guggenheim's Global Love Museum," Discourse, Issue on "Imperial Disclosures," 23.1:100-118.
2001. "Tough Beauty: Bilbao as Ruin, Architecture and Allegory." Joan Ramon Resina, ed., Iberian Cities (N.Y. and London: Routledge), pp.1-17.
2001. "Los centros de arte como revitalizadores del tijido urbano," inventario. Edición especial, no. 7, 2001.
2000. "'Miracle in Bilbao': Basques in the Casino of Globalism". In W. Douglass, C. Urza, L. White, and J. Zulaika, eds., Basque Cultural Studies (Basque Studies Program Occasional Papers Series, No.5) (Reno: Basque Studies Program).