Visiting Assistant Professor of HistoryKirner-Johnson 139
Rebecca Wall comes to Hamilton from Stanford University where she earned her Ph.D. in history in 2020. Her research investigates transnational environment challenges that require looking beyond national-level solutions.
Wall’s doctoral research considered how West African nations in the Senegal River basin balanced their individual sovereignty with the ecological and geographic imperative to jointly manage shared water resources.
Recently, she has begun a project on climate change and migration in West Africa. Trained as a historian, Trained as a historian, Wall is also passionate about interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration, and has worked on a team project on strategies to reduce the transmission of dam-related disease in the Senegal River basin.
Wall’s research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays DDRA, the Social Science Research Council, the West African Research Association, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, and the Stanford Center for African Studies.
Prior to Stanford, Wall worked for the Mahindra Group in Mumbai, India and received a B.A. in history at Dartmouth College.
Recent Courses Taught
Global Environmental History
Environment and Technology in Africa
Appointed to the Faculty: 2020
Ph.D., Stanford University
B.A., Dartmouth College