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  • Luis Galli

    Assistant Professor of Spanish


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    Luis Galli


    Professor Galli began teaching at The New School in 2002. He has taught all levels of Spanish and created unique and advanced courses combined with Drama such as: Theater in Spanish, Cita en Espanol, Amores de Telenovela etc. He has served as Coordinator of Spanish, Coordinator of Drama and movement and currently as Coordinator of Languages Tutoring. He graduated from Law and Political Sciences at Universidad de Lima and got sponsored by the British Council to pursue his MA in Environmental Law. Professor Galli has worked in law firms in Peru and at the United Nations in Switzerland before changing careers. His second MA was in Advertising and Marketing while working for the U.N  In 2001came to NY graduating from the M.F.A. program Actor’s Studio in 2004 and has worked in 40 plays off & off-off Broadway and 20 films (ImdB) internationally. Prof. Galli has directed for stage and acted, co-produced and cast for feature films & TV series currently airing in TV such as Saint Rose of Lima receiving the Latin ACE 2017 award for best character actor.

    During summers Prof. Galli has taught drama workshops in Europe such as Warsaw Film Institute etc. As a Professor he participates in Conferences and as an actor and producer attends International film festivals.Luis has also written his first novel a thriller titled "Vanished Woman" (Mujer Desaparecida) awaiting publication in Spanish by La Travesia, Publishing house.

    For more information about Professor Galli work as an actor www.luisgalli.com www.imdb.com, www.hellohola.org  

    Degrees Held

    Master in Fine Arts at The ACtor's Studio, New School University, NY, U.S.A.

    Master in Advertising and Marketing at Ecole Superior SAWI, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Master in Environmental Law at De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. sponsored by the British Council

    Law and Political Sciences (J.D.) University of Lima, Peru

    Professional Affiliation

    Lima, Law Bar Association,

    AEA Equity actors Association, N.Y. ,U.S.A.

    HOLA Hispanic Orgnization of Latino Actors N.Y., U.S.A.

    SAG-AFTRA (Eligible) Screen Actors Guild N.Y., U.S.A.

    G.I.A.A. Guild of Italian American Actors, N.Y., U.S.A.

    Regatas LIma Chorrillos Club, Lima, Peru 

    Recent Publications

    2015               “Issues of migration and education for Latino students in the city of New York. Is it good or bad to be bilingual?”: Journal of Teaching and Education. (Volume 04, number 02) ISSN: 2156-6266 www.UniversityPublications.net      

    2014               “Percepción, cine y tolerancia como consecuencia del proceso de migración anglo y latina durante el aprendizaje eficiente del Español como segunda lengua en la ciudad de Nueva York”: Revista del Congreso de investigación linguística y filología.

    ISBN 978-612-46099-9-2. Universidad Ricardo Palma              
    (Perception, Movies and Tolerance as a result of the Anglo-Latino Migration Process during the Efficient Spanish Learning as a Second Language in New York city”, Magazine of the Linguistic and Philology Research Congress, ISBN 978-612-46099-9-2. Ricardo Palma University).


                                 Luis also collaborated with an essay about stand up comedy entitled: 

                                “Humor and Social Change in Peru: The Stand-up Comedy of Carlos Alcantara ,Book: Humor a Global approach (Submitted toEditor,                             Raul Rubio in preparation for submission to press for consideration).


                               Luis wrote his first novel, a love triangle thriller set in Lima, Peru during the terrorist time. "Mujer Desaparecida" (Vanished woman")                                       expected publication on July 2018 by La Travesia publishing house.


    Performances and Appearances

    40 plays off and off off Broadway, Switzerland and Peru.

    Several appearences in TV and International Film Festivals such as CINE LAS AMERICAS INternational Film Festival  2015(Austin, Texas), Lima International Film Festival 2013, 2014, 2015, The New York Latino FIlm Festival by HBO (2017), The New York Latin Market Festival (2017) 

    Research Interests

    Teaching Languages and Drama

    Teaching Languages through Theater

    Film, Television and stage (Acting, directing, productin and teaching)

    Social Justice

    Awards And Honors

    Luis got the 2017 Latin ACE Award for Best Character Actor in the period TV series Saint Rose of Lima. This TV series is a co-production between EWTN USA and Azul Corporacion Peru.

    The NY Latino community honored Luis with the HOLA award for best actor in a movie "Teresa, The libertador's Fiance"/ "La Amante del Libertador' 2014, N.Y.C., U.S.A. This movie was also screened at New School Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Auditorium in 2015. Other Honorees the same year were Benicio del Toro and Andy Garcia.

    On the Academic side, Luis got a nomination for: Teaching Excellence at The New School, 2008, N.Y.C., U.S.A.

    Future Courses

    Conversational Spanish
    NSPN 5731, Spring 2025

    Conversational Spanish
    NSPN 2731, Spring 2025

    Spanish for Acting & Media
    NSPN 3019, Spring 2025

    Spanish for Acting & Media(GR)
    NSPN 5019, Spring 2025

    Spanish Intermediate
    NSPN 2101, Fall 2024

    Spanish Intro 1
    NSPN 1101, Fall 2024

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