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The Classical Ideas Podcast

Aug 17, 2017

David Amponsah is an assistant professor in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia with a PhD from Harvard University, a Masters from Harvard, a masters from Indiana University, and a Bachelors from the University of Ghana. He is a historian of religion who researches the intersection of religion and society in Africa, with special attention to colonialism, culture, and politics. His research is grounded in African social, cultural, political, and intellectual history, and is principally concerned with the modern period. His work has appeared in the Journal of Africana Religions, the Journal of Religion in Africa, African and Asian Studies, and more. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled “Unholy Interplay: Shrines, Priests, and British Rule in the Making of Colonial Ghana,1800–1966” in which he examine the connection between indigenous religion and colonialism.