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 his B.A. from Stanford in 1987. He has has conducted field research since 1988 in a cluster of thirty villages in rural Senegal, and has conducted comparative field research in Central Java, Indonesia, since 1999. His published work examines everyday institutional change, peasant adaptation of property regimes, social capital and democratization, sustainable development, ethnic relations, and grass-roots patterns of nation-building. He is finishing a new book, Everyday Nation Building, which looks at ordinary life ethic and religious cooperation in Senegal and Indonesia. He serves as Executive Director of the new Global Studies Institute (GSI) within the Office of International Affairs. For more information visit Professor Galvan's faculty site.