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David Rex Galindo

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David Rex Galindo teaches in the Facultad de Artes Liberales at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile. Previously, he was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt Germany, and an assistant professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Dr. Rex Galindo’s training is eclectic and international. He received his Ph.D. in History at Southern Methodist University in 2010, where he also taught in the Departments of History and World Languages and Cultures. He holds an M.A. in North-American Studies from the Franklin Institute at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain; a Diploma de Estudios Avanzados in Early Modern Spanish History from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid; and a B.Sc. and M.Sc in Engineering from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. He worked as an engineer in Germany and Spain before committing his life to his passion: History. He is the author of To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830 (Stanford University Press and Academy of American Franciscan History, 2017) and coeditor of La Frontera en el Mundo Hispano (Abya Yala, 2014). He has published numerous essays on Franciscan missionaries and religion in Spanish America. He is currently working on two book projects. One focuses on the Franciscan missionary to California Fray Jerónimo Boscana and his contributions to American ethnology. A second book project studies Franciscan campaigns of spiritual revivalism in North America in the late 17th century.