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Daphne Gallagher

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  • Title: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Clark Honors College
  • Phone: 541-346-5101
  • Office: 208 Chapman Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies
  • Website: Website
  • Curriculum Vitae


B.A., Rice University (1999); M.A., University of Michigan (2004); Ph.D., University of Michigan (2010)


Dr. Gallagher studies the relationship between socio-economic systems and agricultural practices over the past two millennia in West Africa. In particular, her archaeological research addresses colonial and post-colonial narratives on traditional agriculture through the study of long-term trajectories of land use and settlement patterns. In addition to directing a regional survey near the Gobnangou escarpment in southeastern Burkina Faso, Dr. Gallagher addresses these topics through collaboration as a paleoethnobotanist on projects throughout the West African savanna/sahel (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nubia).