Alex Galarza

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Alex Galarza

Graduate Research Associate

Alex is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Michigan State University whose research examines soccer clubs and urban life in Buenos Aires during the 20th century. Alex was in Buenos Aires for most of 2013 doing dissertation research made possible by a Fulbright IIE Award and a FIFA João Havelange Research Scholarship. Alex is also the co-founder of the Football Scholars Forum, a soccer think-tank that collaborates online to discuss and develop fútbol scholarship. At MATRIX, Alex is a graduate research associate who has participated in a number of projects. Alex is the co-founder of Gradhacker, a blog and podcast for graduate students, by graduate students. Alex was also a Cultural Heritage Informatics fellow where he produced, a prototype for his digital dissertation on soccer clubs in Buenos Aires.

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Alex’s Featured Projects
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative – CHI Fellow
  • Gradhacker – Co-Founder