Courtney Gallaher

Courtney Gallaher

Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography/Women's Studies Program
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00 p.m., and by appointment
Office Number: Davis Hall, Room 118
Office Phone: 753-0631

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2012

Fields of Study: Food security; crop and soil science; urban agriculture; environmental risks

Recent/Significant 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


  • WOMS/GEOG/BIOS 324 Women in Science

  • WOMS 235 Women Across Centuries and Cultures
    (soon to be WGST 201 Gender and Justice in a Global Perspective)

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

  • GEOG 101 Survey of Physical Geography

  • GEOG 453/553 Environmental Management