David Rex Galindo, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University, 2010
Latin America, Borderlands, Spanish History, and Religion
Department of History
Stephen F. Austin State University
Office: 311 Vera Dugas Liberal and Applied Arts North
- Ph.D., History, 2010
Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas
Dissertation: “Propaganda Fide: Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain.”
Dissertation Committee: David J. Weber and Peter J. Bakewell (co-Chairs), Edward F. Countryman, and Martin A. Nesvig.
Passed qualifying exams, Feb. 2007, with honors.
- D.E.A. , History of Early Modern Spain (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados), 2006
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
- M. A., North-American Studies, 2004
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
- M. E. and B.S., Industrial Engineering (specializing in Mechanical Engineering), 1998.
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
- Stephen F. Austin State University, 2012-
History of Latin America (1830 to Present)
US History, 1000-1877
World-Historical Borderlands in Comparative Perspective (Graduate Seminar)
- Southern Methodist University, 2008-2012
Latin America in the Modern Era
Latin America in the Colonial Period
History of the United States to 1877
Elementary Spanish 1401, 1402
Intermediate Spanish 2302
- Latin American History
- Mexican History
- United States History
- Spanish History
- comparative history
- Colonial Latin American History
- Early North America
- Colonialism in the Americas
- Early Modern Spain
- comparative history
- Monograph in progress: “‘To Sin no More’: Franciscan Missionaries and the Conversion of the Hispanic World.” (Manuscript will first be reviewed by Stanford University Press and the Academy of American Franciscan History, for a series jointly published by the two presses.)
- Editor of World of the Spanish Colonial American Southwest: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. 2 Volumes. ABC-Clio, Greenwood, commissioned and expected in 2015.
- “First Men, Then Christians: An Approach to Forced Conversion on the Texas Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century.” Colonial Latin American Historical Review, commissioned.
- “‘De mansos corderos a tigres y leones’: Los misioneros franciscanos ante la conversión religiosa en el septentrión novohispano.” [From Tame Sheep to Tigers and Lions: Franciscan Missionaries and the Religious Conversion in Northern New Spain] Under review.
- “Worse than Pagans, Heretics, and the Devil: Franciscan Missions and the Re-Christianization of Late Colonial Mexico.” Revise and resubmit.
- “Conferences on Theology and Indian Languages: A Program to Train Missionaries in New Spain.” In From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands. Edited by Timothy J. Johnson and Gert Melville (Berkeley, CA: Academy of American Franciscan History, 2013).
- “Franciscanos e indios en la Alta California española, 1769-1822.” [Franciscans and Indians in Spanish Alta California, 1769-1822] Espacio, Tiempo y Forma 20 (2007), 157-170.
- Book Review of “Albrecht Classen. Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries: A Transcultural Experience in the Eighteenth Century.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, commissioned.
- Book Review of “David Yetman. Conflict in Colonial Sonora: Indians, Priests, and Settlers.” Colonial Latin American Historical Review, commissioned.
- Book Review of “Magnus Lundberg. Church Life between the Metropolitan and the Local: Parishes, Parishioners, and Parish Priests in Seventeenth-Century Mexico.” Colonial Latin American Historical Review, forthcoming.
- Book Review of “Donald E. Chipman. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: The Great Pedestrian of North and South America.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, forthcoming.
- Book Review of “The Inquisition in Colonial Latin America: Selected Writings of Richard E. Greenleaf. Edited by James D. Riley.” New Mexico Historical Review 86, 4 (Fall 2011), 528-9.
- Book Review of “Sarah Bronwen Horton. The Santa Fe Fiesta, Reinvented: Staking Ethno-Nationalist Claims to a Disappearing Homeland.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 115, 1, (July 2011), 101-2.
- Book Review of “Robert C. Galgano. Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico.” Montanta: The Magazine of Western History 56, 4 (Winter 2006), 89-90.
- Catalogue of Exhibit “El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past & Present,” June 16-July 3, 2011, Organized by the Consulate General of Spain in Houston and Rice University, 1-25.
Grants, Awards, and Fellowships:
- Conference on Latin American History, Lewis Hanke Post-Doctoral Award, 2011
- Harvard University, Short-Term Research Grant in Atlantic History, 2011
- Texas State Historical Association, John H. Jenkins Research Fellowship in Texas History, 2011
- Academy of American Franciscan History, Berkeley, Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
Southern Methodist University
- Department of World Languages and Literatures, Southern Methodist University, Travel Grant, 2011
- Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2007, 2008-2010
- Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Summers 2005-2009
- Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Southern Methodist University, Research and Travel Grant, Springs 2007, 2008, 2010
University of Alcalá, Spain
- Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Friends of Thoreau Fellowship, 2003
- “Who Do They Want To Save?: Franciscan Missionary Motivations in New Spain's Northern Borderlands.” Borderlands Seminar, University of Southern California-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, Los Angeles, May 12, 2012.
- “Long Live the King: New Spain and the Hispanic Monarchy in the age of Carlos IV.” Exhibition Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: The Collection of Charles IV of Spain, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, May 27, 2010.
- “‘Para Servir a Dios’: Franciscan Missionaries and the Propagation of the Faith in the Northern Frontiers of New Spain, 1530s-1820s.” Symposium The Lady in Blue: Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda: A University of New Mexico Homage, Albuquerque, April 24, 2009.
Presentations and Lectures:
- Co-director with Prof. Porfirio Sanz Camañes, “La frontera en el mundo hispánico: Tierras de convivencia y espacios de confrontación (siglos XV-XVIII),” Almagro (Ciudad Real, Spain), June 12 and 13, 2013.
- “El programa misionero franciscano y la frontera religiosa en el mundo hispánico del dieciocho.” Lecture to be given at “La frontera en el mundo hispánico: Tierras de convivencia y espacios de confrontación (siglos XV-XVIII),” Almagro (Ciudad Real, Spain), June 12 and 13, 2013.
- “The Apostle of the Indians: Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús, History, and Hagiography on the Texas Borderlands.” Paper presented at The Texas State Historical Association, March 2013.
- “"The Superlative Sin of All Sins": Sexuality and the Franciscan Missionary Discourses in Eighteenth-Century New Spain.” Paper presented at The Conference on Latin American History, New Orleans, January 5, 2013.
- Chair and presenter: “Franciscan Missionary Recruitment to New Spain’s Northeastern Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century,” in “Environment, Religion, and Ethnicity in New Spain's Northern Borderlands.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Park City, Utah, March 29, 2012.
- “Preaching Loyalty: Mass Media, Religion, and the Political Discourse in Bourbon Mexico.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association, Chicago, January 5, 2012.
- “First Men, Then Christians: A Historical, Anthropological, and Theological Approach to Forced Conversion from Medieval Europe to New Spain” Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 7, 2011.
- “Conferences on Theology and Indian Languages: A Program to Train Missionaries in New Spain.” From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida, March 24-26, 2011.
- “Propaganda Fide: Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain, 1680s-1828.” Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Boulder, Colorado, April 9, 2010.
- Co-Chair with Dr. Olivia Gall, UNAM, of symposium “Identidad y discriminación étnico-racial en América Latina: entre la ley y la realidad.” 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City, July 23, 2009.
- “‘Limpios de toda mala raza’: Los franciscanos ante la diversidad racial en México, 1683-1905.” Paper presented at the 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City, July 23, 2009.
- “‘The Salvation of All Souls’: Franciscan Popular Missions Among the Catholics in New Spain, 1683-1828.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association, New York City, January 4, 2009.
- “The Important Business of Their Salvation: Franciscan Missions among Christians in 18th-Century New Spain.” Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Flagstaff, April 10, 2008.
- “Educating the Mind, Saving the Soul: Franciscans and their Missionary Training in the Colleges for the Propagation of the Faith of New Spain, 1683-1830s.” Paper presented at the Colonial Studies Colloquium, University of New Mexico, March 23, 2007.
- “The Empire deficits: Macroeconomic perspectives in the United States and their consequences.” Research Project, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 2002-03.
- Participant, International Views on Gender roundtable discussion, Stephen F. Austin State University, March 26, 2013.
- World History Curriculum Committee, Stephen F. Austin State University, Fall 2012.
- Discussion Moderator, “Writing a Dissertation” Workshop, Southern Methodist University, March 2009.
Researcher and Collaborator, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.
- Manuscript reviewer for the Western Historical Quarterly (2013)
- “Mapping El Camino Real de los Tejas in Spanish Texas.” Talk given at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nacogdoches, Texas, December 4, 2012.
- “Franciscans in East Texas: The Establishment of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas.” Talk given at the Mission Tejas State Park, October 6, 2012.
- Partner, Saint Francis and the Americas Project, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University.
- Presentation of Exhibit “El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past and Origins.” Saint Edward’s University, Austin, September 20-21, 2011.
- Moderator, Symposium/Historical Seminar on El Camino Real de los Tejas: “Past: Origins and Development of El Camino Real de los Tejas from the 16th to 19th Century,” Consulate General of Spain, Rice University, Houston, June 17, 2011.
Researcher and Collaborator, Consulate General of Spain in Houston.
- Researcher: “Survey of Spanish Documents for the History of Spanish Texas in Texas Archives, Libraries, and Collections,” Summer 2010.
- Historical Curator of traveling Exhibit “El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past & Present,” organized by the Consulate General of Spain in Houston, and Rice University, Houston, June 16-July 3, 2011. The exhibit was also held in Galveston, Saint Edward’s University, Austin, and Texas A&M, College Station, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, and the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Other Professional Experiences:
Mechanical Engineer: Airbus España S.L., Madrid, Spain; Fordwerke AG, Cologne, Germany; DaimlerChrysler AG, Sindelfingen-Stuttgart, Germany; Dr. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche AG, Weissach, Germany; Rücker GmbH, Sindelfingen-Stuttgart, Germany; FASA Renault, Valladolid, Spain; CAEM Ibérica, Madrid, Spain; CAEM UK, Stoke on Trent, UK.
American Historical Association; Conference on Latin American History; Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies; Asociación de Hispanistas “Siglo Diecinueve;” Texas State Historical Association; East Texas Historical Association.
Spanish (mother tongue), English (excellent), German (basic), French (basic).