Dylan Inglis

Teaching Fellow in Basque

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 1.5
21 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LN

Background

I was appointed teaching fellow in Basque at the University of Edinburgh in 2023.

Prior to this, I completed a BA in Human Geography at the University of Durham and MSc in Society and Space at the University of Bristol. More recently, I have worked as an online Basque tutor and taught English at the British Council in Tbilisi, Georgia.

My research interests focus on the dynamic interface between the lived experiences of different minority languages and cultures and recent conceptual and theoretical developments in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Philosophy and Sociolinguistics. I am also interested in the pedagogical techniques and motivational psychology of language learning and have developed largely self-taught fluency in a range of languages, with particular focus on languages of non-Indo-European origin including Basque, Georgian and Mandarin Chinese.

Over the past six years I have carried out both quantitative and ethnographic research across the Basque country. My research won best dissertation award from the Rural Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and has been published in People and Nature, a journal for the British Ecological Society. Since 2017 I have been engaged in learning, teaching and promoting the Basque language and its dialects though various Basque media outlets, online platforms and cultural projects. This includes participation in and promotion of language-learning forums, such as Mintzanet, and Bertsolari improvised Basque singing collaborations. Between 2019 and 2022 I worked as a group leader on the annual Euskarabentura Expeditions designed to encourage and promote Basque language and culture among young people from the Northern and Southern Basque regions. I have lived in both Bizkaia and Zuberoa.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Teaching fellow in Basque at Edinburgh University

Etxepare Institute Reader in Basque

Tutor in Spanish at Edinburgh University

Teaching and administration for Basque language and culture modules at Edinburgh University

External Examiner University of Liverpool

Undergraduate teaching

Basque language for beginners 

Spanish 1A

Spanish Foundation 1

Spanish 1B

Spanish 2

Basque culture and society (2024-)

Research summary

Publications: 

Inglis, D. and Pascual, U., 2021. On the links between nature's values and language. People and Nature, 5(2), pp.326-342.

In the press

Over the past six years I have discussed my areas of expertise via a range of media, including television, radio, podcasts, print journalism and online conference forums.

I am happy to accept invitations for interview in Basque (Unified, Zuberera, Bizkaiera variants), English, Spanish, French, Georgian, Chinese and Italian.