Francis Galan

Francis Galan

Associate Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy
Main Campus-CAB Room 313I

210-784-2235   |fxgalan@tamusa.edu

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Dr. Galan received his PhD in History from Southern Methodist University in 2006, MA in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999, and BA in Latin American Studies with concentration in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He teaches classes on Latin America, Mexico, Texas, and Caribbean. Dr. Galan’s primary research uses Spanish archival records to examine military, political, economic, and social relations in Texas under Spain and Mexico. His book, Los Adaes: The First Capital of Spanish Texas, was published in 2020 by Texas A&M University Press, College Station, through the Summerfield G. Roberts Texas History Series and a Finalist from the Texas Institute of Letters for the 2021 Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book. His research interests include Tejanos, Afro-Latinos, Sephardic Jews, smuggling, revolution, and oil. 

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
HIST 2301 900 Texas History Spring 2022 Syllabi
HIST 2351 900 Latin America I: Colonial Era Spring 2022 Syllabi
HIST 2327 900 History of Spanish Borderlands Spring 2022 Syllabi