Alan R. King Chair: Harkaitz Zubiri

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Alan R. King Chair: Harkaitz Zubiri
  • 26
    Oct 2023

The Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have awarded Harkaitz Zubiri the next visiting researcher/lecturer fellowship for the 2023 Alan R King Chair.

During his stay in the Center of Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS) he will develop academic activities and researches about Basque Sociolinguistics. Zubiri is going to guide multiple seminars and conferences.

On 26 October he will give a conference in the National Library of Wales, which is included in the programme of the professorship: "Making Basque accessible to all: exploring successful actions aimed at effective teaching and learning the language in schools".

The investigation project of Zubiri deals with successful activities to promote the learning process of Basque at schools and effective ways of advertising them. His research focuses on overcoming educational inequalities, mainly in language learning; cultural habits and cultural policies; and gender violence and masculinities. Zubiri has published on these topics in both national and international scientific journals. He has also authored several books and book chapters.


Launched in 2022, the aims of the Alan R King Chair are threefold: to establish a research-based pedagogical partnership in the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning and policy, literature, culture and languages between the Basque and Welsh contexts; to develop joint research in the field of intercultural communication between Wales and the Basque Country; and to share scientific information and linguistic, cultural and country policies.

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