The Jon Bilbao Chair, which consists of a research residency at the Center for Basque Studies (CBS) at the University of Nevada, Reno, has already selected a new expert for this edition. The project presented by Asier Barandiaran was selected for a several month research study to be carried out in Reno, Nevada, USA.
Barandiaran’s project is entitled: “The emigration of Navarrese to the United States in the 20th century: their footprint in the New World and its impact in Navarre”. The project proposal was selected based on the following criteria: adapted to the theme of the Basque diaspora, high quality and interest, incorporate gender perspective, and to have innovative aspects. As for the date of the residency, although it is usually begins in August, this time there may be a slight delay due to the health emergency. Date to be confirmed soon.
Created in 2014, the main purpose of the Jon Bilbao Chair is to promote international research and knowledge about the Basque diaspora and Basque culture, and to collaborate around that objective. The Chair has created a visiting professor research grant, the Jon Bilbao Visiting Research Fellow, which is renewable annually or biannually. The fellow is based in the CBS at the University of Nevada, Reno, the lead institution in teaching and research on the Basque diaspora in the USA.