Francis X. Galán

Dr. Galán 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. His 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 a 2023 book award from the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation and the 2022 book award from the Texas Old Misisons and Forts Restoration Association. He was also 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, and the Texas-Louisiana borderlands. 

Francis X. Galán

College Of Arts And Sciences

Department of History, Philosophy and Geography

Associate Professor

CAB Room 313-I
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Course Teachings

HIST 3352 001 Latin American II: Modern Era Spring 2024 Syllabus
HIST 3301 002 Reading & Wrtng Like Historian Spring 2024 Syllabus
HIST 2327 900 History of Spanish Borderlands Spring 2024 Syllabus