Zoe BRAY (PhD)
Artist and Anthropologist
British & French citizen (languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Basque).
My work in brief
Social Anthropology: Art and ethnographic methods: ‘Ethnographic painting’ and ‘Seeing ethnography’. Art
and Politics: ‘Art and artists in their political context’
Art: Naturalist-realist painting, Life-size portraits painted from life. Illustration and
cartoons. Dioramas and zoetropes.
Current projects combine my artwork with ethnography.
1. Academic CV
- PhD in Social and Political Science, European University Institute (EUI), Italy.
Thesis title: ‘Boundaries and Identities in Bidasoa-Txingudi, on the
Thesis committee: Michael Keating (EUI), Bo Strath (EUI), Jeremy
MacClancy (Oxford Brookes University), Joseba Zulaika (UNR).
PhD thesis was awarded the Basque Culture Prize from the Basque
Studies Society (Eusko Ikaskuntza) and City of Bayonne, France, in 2006.
- MA Honors in Social Anthropology, Edinburgh University, UK.
- Thesis title: ‘Language and Identity in French Basque Village Politics’.
2014 - 2016
- Lady Davis Visiting Professor, European Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2011 - 2015
- Assistant Professor (on tenure track), University of Nevada Reno (UNR), USA.
- Affiliation: Center for Basque Studies.
- Tasks: Research (60%, of which 20% concerns artistic activities), Teaching (1-1) (20%), Service (20%).
2004 - 2006
- Research Associate for EUROREG.
- Research project on Regions, Minorities and European Policies.
- Research grant: European Commission’s Sixth Framework Program.
- Location: European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Tasks: Project management, budget management, research (data
collection and analysis, writing of reports and papers) on European
policies towards border regions with large minority populations.
2002 - 2004
- Research Assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, Italy.
1997 - 1998
- Researcher at the European Bureau for Lesser–Used Languages, Brussels, Belgium.