Dr. Gloria Totoricagüena (Ph.D. London School of Economics) has conducted unparalleled comprehensive research on Basque communities from twenty different countries, with extensive fieldwork in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Australia, England, Belgium and the United States. She collaborates in research projects with specialists at the University of the Basque Country, the University of Navarra and the Public University of Navarra as well as in international networks of researchers from Israel, Korea, Russia, Armenia, Ireland, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.
She has authored a number of books and numerous articles in the fields of Basque migration, identity and diaspora studies. Totoricagüena was selected by the President of the Basque Government to represent diaspora Basques at the World Congresses of Basque Collectivities of 1995, 1999 and 2003, and was chosen as keynote speaker in 2003. She presents her research at international conferences regularly and most recently has given papers in the Basque Country, London, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco and New York.
Dr. Totoricagüena has received much recognition and many awards for her teaching excellence including the Tufts University Inspirational Teacher Award, the University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award, Target Teachers Excellence Award, State of Idaho Governor's Initiative Teaching Excellence Award, the Idaho Humanities Council Teacher Research Fellowship, and selection for Who's Who Among American Teachers in 1994, 2000, and 2002. Her research has been recognized with the UNR Junior Faculty Research Award 2004, and the Mousel-Feltner Award for Research and Creativity 2004. In 2005, her book Boise Basques: Dreamers and Doers was the Finalist for the Idaho Best Book Award.
She is currently
Consultant to the Office of the Presidency of the
Basque Government on globalization and diaspora
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Vasconia and the Lucky Country: The Basque-Navarrese-Australian Experience of Immigration and Return. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: Basque Government Central Publishing Services.
Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multi-level Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2005 The Basque Diaspora: Migration and Transnational Identity. Basque Textbook Series. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2005 The Basques of New York: A Cosmopolitan Experience. Second Edition. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2004 Identity, Culture, and Politics: Comparing the Basque Diaspora. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
2004 Boise Basques: Dreamers and Doers. Second Edition. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2003 The Basques of New York: A Cosmopolitan Experience. First edition. Serie Urazandi, no. 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz: Eusko Jaurlaritza.
2003 Diáspora Vasca Comparada: Etnicidad, Cultura y Política en las Colectividades Vascas del Exterior. Serie Urazandi, no. 1. Vitoria-Gasteiz: Eusko Jaurlaritza.
2002 Boise Basques: Dreamers and Doers. First edition. Serie Urazandi, no. 3. Vitoria-Gasteiz: Eusko Jaurlaritza.
- Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Agents of Socialization: The Educational Agenda of Basque Centers in Basque Transnational Communities.” In Cultural Education<>Cultural Sustainability. Zvi Bekerman, editor. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
“From Center to Periphery: A Journey Through the History of ETA.” Democracy and Security. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. Article solicited by Editor. Peer reviewed.
“Introducing Basque Culture and Identity to International University Campuses.” Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. Vol. 1, No. 1. 2006. Lawrence Erlbaum. Peer reviewed.
Introduction to William A. Douglass, Global Vasconia. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
“The Political Agency of Ethnic Diasporas: Paradiplomacy and the Construction of Political Communities in the World System.” In Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multi-level Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity. Gloria Totoricagüena, Editor. Reno: Center for Basque Studies.
2005. “Diasporas as Non-Central Government Actors in Foreign Policy: The Trajectory of Basque Paradiplomacy.” Submitted to Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, William Safran, editor.
2005. “La Identidad Vasca Diaspórica Contemporanea,” in Gure Gandik, Cesar Arrondo, editor. Laprida, Argentina: Centro de Estudios Arturo Campión.
2005. Introduction to Agustín Oiarzabal and Pedro M. Oiarzabal. La Identidad Vasca en el Mundo: Narrativas sobre identidad más allá de las fronteras. Bilbao: Erroteta.
2005. “Gloria Pilar Totoricagüena: Yo Soy Vasca” in Somos Vascos. Iñaki Anasagasti, José Ramón Beloki and Josu Eroreka, editors. Barcelona: Dèria. Pp. 299–321.
2005. “Inaugural Address of the Third World Congress of Basque Collectivities.” Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos. Vol. 48, No. 1. 2003.
2005. “Discurso Inaugural de Gloria Totoricagüena.” III Congreso Mundial de Colectividades. Congress Proceedings. Spanish edition. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: Servicio Central de Publicaciones del Gobierno Vasco.
2005. “Aurrera Goaz: Inaugural Address Keynote Speech. Third World Congress of Basque Collectivities 2003.” English edition. Conference Proceedings. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: Servicio Central de Publicaciones del Gobierno Vasco.
2005. “Discurso Inaugural del III Congreso Mundial de Colectividades Vascas en el Exterior.” In Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos. 48-2. Jul-Dic. 2003. Pp. 957-968. Peer reviewed.
2005. “Diaspora. La Huitième Province.” Pays Basque. Numèro Anniversaire. No. 40. pp. 32-38.
2005. Book review of Carlos Closa and Paul M. Heywood. Spain and the European Union. The European Union Series. General Editors Neill Nugent, William E. Patterson, Vincent Wright. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Vol. 13, No. 3, December 2005.
2005. Book review of José Manuel Azcona Pastor. Possible Paradises: Basque Emigration to Latin America. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Vol.13, No.1, April 2005.
2004. “Euskal Unibertsitateak eta Beren Harremanak Diasporekin.” Eireka. 4 (2003-2004). Leioa, Spain: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.
2004. “Who are the Basques? History as Identity.” 2004 Let’s Go Travel Guide to Spain and Portugal. New York: St. Martin’s Press.