Jacqueline Urla

Associate Professor
European Program Director

Modern European Studies Program Director


Department of Anthropology
UMass Amherst

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Fields of Specialization

Gender and Sexuality, Language Politics, Youth and popular culture, Nationalism & Cultural Identities, The Ethnography of Resistance, Basques of Western Europe, Visual Anthropology

In brief

I’ve done long term ethnographic research on the Basque language revival movement examining such issues as language standardization, youth community media projects, music, and the political uses of language censuses.

At the same time, I also teach and write about gender, sexuality and the body; the anthropology of Europe; ethnographic theory and method. I teach courses in the politics and poetics of visual anthropology and have started a digital ethnographic video lab.

I also direct the Modern European Studies Program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, and the Anthropology Department's European Fieldstudies Program.

Contact Info

Department of Anthropology
240 Hicks Way
Machmer 208
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-4805
Phone: (413) 545-2869
Fax: (413) 545-9494



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