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Alex Galarza : Curriculum Vitae


PhD Candidate, History, Michigan State University, 2009 - Present

•    Major Field: Latin America, Minor Fields: Sport History, Anthropology

•    Committee: Edward Murphy (Chair), Peter Beattie, Peter Alegi, Ben Smith

•    Working Dissertation Title: ‘Goals and Generals: Violence and Politics in Late Twentieth Century Argentine Soccer’

B.A. History, Shippensburg University, December 2008, magna cum laude

Ibero-American History, Politics, and Societal Studies, Saint Louis University - Madrid, 2007


ISP Predissertation Travel Award, MSU International Studies and Programs 2010

Recruitment Scholarship, MSU History Department, 2009

History Departmental Scholarship, Shippensburg University History Department, 2007

Research & Teaching

“Their Cheers Drowned the Screams: The FIFA 1978 World Cup and Argentina”

    (2010) – Presenter, Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting 2010

“Feuds, Power Politics, and Communism: An examination of Walter Reuther’s foray

Into McCarthyism 1950-1955” (2006) – Presenter, Regional Phi Alpha Theta Undergraduate History Conference 2008

Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University

Lansing, MI – March 2008 to present

•    History 329: College Sports History – Co Instructor Dr. Javier Pescador

•    Integrative Arts and Humanities 203: Latin America & the World – Dr. Edward Murphy

•    Integrative Arts and Humanities 201: The U.S. & the World – Dr. Malcolm Magee

Supplemental Instructor, Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA - Spring 2007

•    World History II: 1500 to Present – Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward