David Amponsah

College House Fellow

Dr. David Amponsah is a Presidential Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2015. He earned his BA from the University of Ghana and an MA from Indiana University. He specializes in African religious history but teaches a broad range of classes focusing on Africa and its diaspora. His research interests include colonialism, politics, health and healing, and the Indian diaspora in West Africa.


David is from Ghana and is an ardent soccer fan (go Liverpool and Real Madrid) and looks forward to conversations and viewings around soccer and other sports. I also like to think I can cook so look for events with West African food in addition to a discussion table on diversity issues.