Dr. Galinsky was born in 1942. He completed high school in Germany, earned a B.A. from Bowdoin in 1963, and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1966. He has been at UT Austin since 1966 and was tenured at age 26, a full prof. at age 30, and dept. chair at age 32. Dr. Galinsky has numerous publications, especially on Roman civilization, and numerous grants, including a Guggenheim, NEH Fellowships, and many NEH projects such as seminars for college and school teachers. He is active in faculty affairs, including serving as chairman of the Faculty Senate, Graduate Assembly, and Committee on Academic Fredom and Responsibility. He is a frequent consultant to other universities on academic programs, and a frequent lecturer or director of study tours for various organizations to the Mediterranean. Dr. Galinsky has numerous off-campus distinctions such as the National Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer in 1989-90. He is a specialist on the Augustan Age in Rome, which has included work for NPR and PBS.
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Roman Literature and Civilization; Classical Tradition in Popular Culture;
Greco-Roman antiquity; classical heritage of America; post-tenure review legislation
2009 Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation