Ibai Atutxa holds a B.A. in Basque Philology (Deustuko Unibertsitatea) and two M.A.s in Comparative Literature and Contemporary Philosophy respectively (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). His research interests include counter-discourses in nationalism and nation-formation, minorized-language literatures and opression, continental philosophy, postcolonial studies, queer theory, and cultural studies. He is the author of two books on Basque literary and cultural studies: Tatxatuaren Azpiko Nazioaz (On the Nation Under Erasure, 2010, Utriusque Vasconiae) and Kanonaren Gaineko Nazioaz (On the Nation Over the Canon, 2012, Utriusque Vasconiae). He is also member of the editorial board of the journal: 452ºf Scientific Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com).