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Courtney Gallaher, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2012

Fields of Study

  • Food security
  • crop and soil science
  • urban agriculture
  • environmental risks

Selected Publications

  • Gallaher, C.M., D. Mwaniki, M. Njenga, N. Karanja, A. WinklerPrins. 2013. Real or perceived: The Environmental Health Risks of Urban Sack Gardening in Kibera Slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Ecohealth 10 (1) 9-20.

  • Gallaher, C.M., J.M. Kerr, M. Njenga, N.K. Karanja, A.M.G.A. WinklerPrins. 2013. Urban agriculture, social capital, and food security in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Agriculture and Human Values, 30(3) 389-404.

  • Gallaher, C.M., S. Snapp. 2013. Organic management and legume presence maintained phosphorus bioavailability in a 17-year field crop experiment. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, published online Oct. 31, 2013 DOI

  • Gallaher, C. M., M. Njenga, N.K. Karanja, A. M.G.A. WinklerPrins. Creating Space: Sack gardening as a livelihood strategy in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Accepted Dec. 2014.

  • Gallaher, C.M. and M. Njenga. 2014.  Urban Agriculture. In, Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Springer Reference.

  • Njenga, M., P. Braisten, and C. Gallaher. 2014. Innovations in Urban Agriculture and Energy for Climate-Smart Cities in Kenya. In Urban Agriculture Magazine: Urban agriculture as a climate change and disaster risk reduction strategy. RUAF and UN Habitat, Vol 27, pp. 24-28

Courses Taught

  • WGST/GEOG/BIOS 324 Women in Science

  • WGST 201 Gender and Justice in a Global Perspective)

  • WGST 630 Research in Women’s Studies and LGBT studies

  • GEOG 101 Survey of Physical Geography

  • GEOG 453/553 Environmental Management

Dr. Courtney Gallaher is an assistant professor on joint appointment with NIU's Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, and the Department of Geography

Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Women's Studies Program
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Davis Hall, room 118

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