Senior Lecturer, Critical Writing Program

Critical Writing Program

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PhD University of Pennsylvania
B.A. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Medical Anthropology and History, Anthropology of Christianity, African Christianity, Religious-Based Medical Abstinence, Transnational Migration, Ghana and Nigeria, the US, and Sweden

Selected Work

Enchanted Calvinism: Labor Migration, Afflicting Spirits, and Christian Therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. University of Rochester Press, 2013. 

"Zionism and Aladura’s Shared Genealogy in John Alexander Dowie." Religion 45(2015): 239-51.

"Faith Tabernacle Congregation and the Emergence of Pentecostalism in Colonial Nigeria, 1910s-1941." Journal of Religion in Africa 43(2013):196-221.

The Roaring Twenties: Faith Tabernacle Congregation and Early Pentecostalism in Colonial West Africa, 1918-1929. Monograph (in progress).


Teaching Fields

Global Health: a critical writing seminar.

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