Boise State Basque Studies welcomes our new faculty member, Ziortza Gandarias Beldarrain. She will be teaching in our program for this academic year replacing the departed Larraitz Ariznabarreta. She is a doctoral student from the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work on the Basque diasporic identity helps us to the understand the common history and collective memory of the Basques as presented in the Basque publication Euzko-Gogoa, and its lasting impression in the world of Euskara elevating the language to what we understand today. We welcome her to Boise State University!