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Graduate Student - Iker Saitua Idarraga
Iker Saitua Idarraga

Iker Saitua (Algorta, Basque Country, 1987) received his Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in the spring of 2010. He holds a Master’s degree in contemporary history from the same university, with a concentration in American history. Saitua’s research interests include western, labor, immigration, legal, and environmental history. He focuses on grazing and ethnic issues on the western public lands, as well as the nineteenth and twentieth century migration of Basque labor forces to the Great Basin. Saitua is currently working on his doctoral dissertation that investigates the Basque immigrant labor in the sheep industry of Nevada. He is member of the graduate student caucus of the Western History Association (WHA).