Unai Nafarrate

A photo of Unai Nafarrate
E-mail: unafarrate@g.ucla.edu Office: Rolfe Hall 4331

Unai Nafarrate-Errasti is a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, teaching Spanish and Basque Studies. His interest in Sociolinguistics arises from Minority Language Awareness. He started teaching Basque to public servants in Vitoria-Gasteiz while finishing his bachelor degree. Unai came to the United States in 2010 and he has extensive experience teaching a variety of language and culture courses (Spanish and Basque) in universities in Southern California (UCSB, CSUB and UCLA). He studies identity dynamics of underserved speaker communities, particularly within the Show Business and the Performing Art Industry.

Recently, Unai combines his teaching with production of Art and Music Festivals. He has served as a presenter and mediator in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Washington DC, 2016); Noches del Botánico Music Festival (Madrid, 2017); DCODE Music Festival (2017).


  • M.A. (2017) Live Entertainment – European University of Madrid
  • M.A. (2014) Spanish – University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A. (2009) Basque Linguistics and Literature – University of the Basque Country


Sociocultural Linguistics

Speech Performance


Screenplay Writing

Film and Theater