Webinar: Fieldwork in Crossfire—A View of Political Violence from Inside and Out
Oct 18, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Event will be held online
For many people worldwide, violence is an essential element of their political identity. During this webinar, Dr. Gorka Roman, professor at the University of the Basque Country, will describe the violent events and situations he has faced, as both an individual and as a researcher, and analyze the social, cultural, and political “reality” of the Basque ancient nation, home to the last armed conflict in Europe. Through this lived experience, real but also “nationally imagined,” Dr. Roman will describe how easily violence can construct and mold political identities in the Basque arena, and in any other society where cultural, ethnic, or political difference has been used to create national otherness.
About the Presenter
Dr. Gorka Roman is a professor at the University of the Basque Country. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and is currently finishing another Ph.D. in Psychodidactics. He has Bachelor’s Degrees in Social and Cultural Anthropology, English Studies, and Basque Studies, and Master’s Degrees in Nationalism, Visual Anthropology, and Conflict Resolution, and Migrations. His expertise includes nationalism, discourse analysis, and the processes of inclusion with migrants and refugees in the European and Basque contexts. He is conducting research in different international investigation groups working in fields related to sociocultural inclusion and civil networks. He is also Principal Investigator in an Erasmus+ project working on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. He has diverse publications on different topics such as political violence, identity formation, and social inclusion.