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Patrick Gallagher

Patrick had a terrific year in the anthropology department at Santa Clara. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching classes in environmental and political anthropology, anthropological theory and the introductory course to cultural anthropology. This summer, he will begin research a new research project in Belize looking at the relationship between natural and built coastal infrastructure in imagining forms of coastal resilience in the face of rising sea levels due to climate change. The project is an extension of his dissertation work that considered the social process of valuing coastal capital in the Belize Barrier Reef. He has recently reworked that project into a book proposal that he will be working on in the coming year.