Karl Galinsky is the Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor who has been at UT Austin since 1966 and was tenured at age 26, a full prof. at age 30, and dept. chair at age 32. He specializes in the fields of Roman literature and civilization, memory studies, and Rome and America.
Galinsky has numerous publications, especially on Roman civilization, and numerous grants, including a Guggenheim, NEH Fellowships, and many NEH projects such as seminars for college and school teachers. Most recently, Galinsky received an International Max-Planck Research Prize in the Humanities, which is awarded only every four years, and directed a project on cultural memory in ancient Rome with some fifty collaborators.
He has been active in faculty affairs, including serving as chairman of the Faculty Senate, Graduate Assembly, and Committee on Academic Fredom and Responsibility. He is a frequent consultant to other universities on academic programs, and a frequent lecturer or director of study tours for various organizations to the Mediterranean. Dr. Galinsky has numerous off-campus distinctions such as the National Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer in 1989-90. He is a specialist on the Augustan Age in Rome, which has included work for NPR and PBS.