Mary's Journey to Senegal

Current Location

Dakar, Senegal

Salaam alaikum! (Greetings, peace be upon you!) I'm currently living in Dakar, Senegal conducting research on Gorée Island and the House of Slaves! I'm so excited to share my journey with you all!


Read the Logbook below to get a fuller picture of what it's like to live in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal!


Read about how I've begun to find community here in Dakar Senegal!

Field Notes

Dakar is a very densely populated city, and addresses don't really mean much here. Needless to say, getting around can be quite a hassle. Learn about how I manage navigating the city!



I hope these photos can give you a glimpse of the city landscape of Dakar! In many ways it's very different than the United States, but beautiful all the same.