Meet the Director

Ramón Galiñanes Jr. is the director of undergraduate research and post-graduate fellowships at Wofford College. He holds a B.A. in history from Montclair State University, a Master of Philosophy in politics, democracy and education from the University of Cambridge (England) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida.

His research examines important questions about civil conflict, democratization, migration, civic engagement, ethnic politics and social movements. He has received grants and fellowships from the American Political Science Association, the National Security Education Program, the U.S. State Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Program, and the Gates Cambridge Trust.

Galiñanes has taught social science and humanities courses and has organized and directed several study away courses to Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Galiñanes is a first-generation college student who is passionate about encouraging and empowering students to develop as scholars and civic leaders.

His partner, Stephanie, is a professor of Spanish and linguistics, and they are proud parents of two children: Lucía Grace and Leo Maximus.