Alex Galarza





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

Major Field: Latin America
Minor Fields: Anthropology, World History


Fulbright-IIE U.S. Student Fellow, Argentina, 2013
FIFA João Havelange Research Scholarship, Argentina, 2013
ISP Pre-dissertation Travel Award, MSU International Studies and Programs 2010
Leslie B. Rout Recruitment Scholarship, MSU History Department, 2009
Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow, MSU Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, 2011
The Humanities and Technology Bootcamp Fellowship, Mellon Foundation, 2010


2014. Review of Daskal, Rodrigo, Los clubes en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1932-1945): Revista La Cancha: Sociabilidad, política y Estado. H-Urban, H-Net Reviews.

2013. “Scholarship and Soccer: Interview with Alex Galarza”. in Soccer Culture in America: Essays on the World’s Sport in Red, White and Blue. ed Yuya Kiuchi. McFarland. 2013.

2013. “Review Essay on Brenda Elsey, Citizens & Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile”. The Latin Americanist. Vol. 57 No.1.

2012. “A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Turn.” Journal of Digital Humanities. Vol 1. No.4. Co-authors: Jason Heppler, Douglas Seefeldt.

2011. "Review Essay on Roger Magazine, Golden and Blue Like My Heart: Masculinity, Youth, and Power Among Soccer Fans in Mexico City". Soccer and Society. Vol.12 No.3.

2011. "Review Essay on David Goldblatt, The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer ". Soccer and Society. Vol.12 No.4.


“Dreaming of Sports City: Stadium Construction, Urban Transformation, and Soccer Clubs in Buenos Aires 1955–73” (2015) - American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York City

“Soccer, Politics, and the Landscape of Consumption in Postwar Buenos Aires” (2014) - Soccer as the Beautiful Game International Conference, Hofstra University

“Boca Juniors’ “Fraud of the Century”: Soccer, Consumption, and Urban Transformation in postwar Buenos Aires” (2013) - Rethinking Sport in the Americas, Emory University

“Fútbol Espectáculo: Crisis and Construction at Club Atlético Boca Juniors, 1960-1976” (2011) - Sport and the Global South: Linking Theory and Practice, George Mason

“Ownership, Politics, and Masculinity in Argentine Soccer Clubs, 1955-1976” (2010) –Midwestern Pop Culture Association Regional Meeting

“Their Cheers Drowned the Screams: The FIFA 1978 World Cup and Argentina” (2010) –Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting


History 250: History of the Digital Age
History 329: College Sports History – Co Instructor Dr. Javier Pescador
TA - Integrative Arts and Humanities 203: Latin America & the World – Dr. Edward Murphy
TA - Integrative Arts and Humanities 201: The U.S. & the World – Dr. Malcolm Magee
Undergraduate TA - World History II: 1500 to Present – Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward, Shippensburg University