Dennis C. Galvan is Professor of Political Science and International Studies and Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Oregon. Professor Galvan received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1996, and has conducted field research since 1988 in a cluster of thirty villages in rural Senegal, as well as in Dakar. His published work on Senegal covers institutional change, peasant adaptation of property regimes, social capital and democratization, sustainable development, ethnic relations, and grass-roots patterns of nation-building. He serves as Executive Director of new Global Studies Institute (GSI) within the Office of International Affairs. For more information visit Professor Galvan's faculty site.