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John Ysursa

John Ysursa portrait



U.S. History
Basque History
European History


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
M.A., University of California, Riverside
B.A., Boise State University

John is a Boise native, and a graduate of Boise State in 1985.  Soon after this his pursuit of history took him to southern California for nearly three decades until he had an opportunity to return to the City of Trees. Here at Boise State he has taught in the Basque Studies program, Global Studies, and the University Foundations program in addition to history.

John Ysursa stands at a podium on stage, in front of a crowd of people. Screen behind him reads: Celebrate Citizenship, Celebrate America
MCing campus naturalization ceremony. Photo: Meggan Laxalt Mackey


Office: RFH310A
Phone: (208) 426-4631
Fall 2022 Office Hours: Please email for availability.


U.S. History
World History
Western Civilization
University Foundations: History of Identity