Francis Galan

Francis Galan

Associate Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy
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. He won the 2022 Book Award from the Texas Old Misisons and Forts Restoration Association and was a Finalist for the 2021 Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters. His research interests include Tejanos, Native Americans, Afro-Latinos, Sephardic Jews, smuggling, revolution, and oil. 

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
HIST 3356 001 Mexico Fall 2022 Syllabi
HIST 4301 001 Methods of Historical Research Fall 2022 Syllabi
HIST 4398 600 History Internship Fall 2022 Syllabi
HIST 2301 602 Texas History Fall 2022 Syllabi