Melisa C. Galván Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Melisa C. Galván

Associate Professor
California State University, Northridge

Melisa Galván is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge. She is co-author of three Routledge titles, "Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide For Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences," now in its 7th edition, "Proposing Empirical Research: A Guide to the Fundamentals," now in its 6th edition, and "Writing Empirical Research Reports: A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences" now in its 9th edition.


Melisa Galván (Ph.D., History) has extensive experience teaching research methods to both undergraduate and graduate students. She has actively participated in a number of mentoring pipeline programs, in which she has helped guide students at all academic levels. Dr. Galván is the recipient of fellowships from the University of California's Institute for Mexico and the U.S. (UC Mexus), the Fulbright Foundation, the University of California Chancellor's Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).


    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Latin America, Mexico (esp. 19th century), and Borderlands History, Political Economy, Port Studies, Transnationalism, Chicano/Latino history, Research Methods


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