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Cameron Watson

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Originally from the UK, but having traveled extensively all over the world from an early age with his family, Cameron Watson is a writer, translator, copyeditor, and teacher based in the Basque Country. He went to graduate school in the United States and has a PhD in Basque Studies, with an emphasis in History. He taught modern European history at the University of Nevada, Reno, before relocating to the Basque Country, where he divides his time between freelance work in academic publishing and teaching on studies abroad programs for different US universities. He is the author of the definitive text in English on modern Basque history as well as several other books and articles. He is fluent in Spanish and Basque and also has a good command of French. His interests include all facets of Basque culture and he is keen to transmit the notion that, despite its modest size and veiled identity, the Basque Country is a site of memory that, from Guernica to the Guggenheim and a lot more both before and after, reveals much about the broader historical experience of Europe as a whole.      

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