Dennis Galvan, Departments of Political Science and Global Studies

Dennis Galvan

Practice Areas: International Development, Developing Countries, Poverty, Global Inequality, Westernization, West Africa, Indonesia, Islam, Ethnic Conflict, Nation Building, Democratization

Dennis Galvan is an academic expert in international development, global inequality, westernization, ethnic conflict, nation building and democratization. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of political science and global studies and vice provost of the Division of Global Engagement. Dennis looks at culture and development, ethnic conflict, nation building, marketization and democratization. He is especially interested in the backlash against westernization and western culture in predominately Muslim areas such as West Africa and Indonesia. Dennis can also comment on topics such as the spread of Islamic extremism, terrorism in West Africa and Southeast Asia, US foreign policy in the developing world, the post-Arab Spring backlash and global economic inequality.

Contact: | 541-346-5851


Recent Media:
Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students (Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 9, 2020)
Pop-up campuses (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oct. 9, 2017)
Trump rhetoric spurs Oregon universities to double down on welcoming immigrants, Dreamers (The Oregonian, Sept. 25, 2017)
Two dozen UO students earn top study-abroad awards (Around the O, May 24, 2016)
Saudi alumna’s gift launches new Global Health Program (Around the O, Feb. 1, 2016)
Six UO students awarded Gilman scholarships; UO now 11th nationally (Around the O, June 9, 2015)