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Edudzi Sallah

Ph.D. Program
  • LAAH 329
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M.A. Performance Studies, Texas A&M University, 2020
B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Education, Winneba-Ghana, 2017


EDUDZI DAVID SALLAH is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Texas A&M University, where he also earned his MA in Performance Studies. His MA thesis examined the grim spectacle of a now-defunct pre-nineteenth-century Anlo-Ewe (an ethnolinguistic community of Ghana) form of capital punishment called toko atolia, which won him research grants and a fellowship. He is interested in Africana literary cultures and Digital Humanities. His ongoing research in Transatlantic Black Religious Culture focuses on the movement of independent Black American churches to West Africa, examining the intricacy of their relationship with the African people within the Africana intellectual paradigms.

Research Interests

  • African American and Diaspora Literature
  • Digital Humanities
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Transnational Literatures
  • Transatlantic Relationships
  • Performance Studies



  • Sallah, Edudzi David. “International Students in the American Classroom: An Experience for Inclusive Pedagogy” in Introduction to “Workshopping a Social Justice Pedagogy: A Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students.” by Lori Arnold. Open Words: Access and English Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (December 2021 – released October 2022): 169199, 
  • Sallah, Edudzi D. “Performance Review” (Toko Atolia: An Interlude). Ecumenica, vol. 14, no. 2, Penn State University Press, 2021, pp. 268–74,

Honors and Certificates

  • 2020 Regional Competition Finalist – Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Three Minutes Thesis Competition.
  • 2019 Master’s Division Winner – Texas A&M University Three Minute Thesis Competition.
  • 2019 Overall Winner – Texas A&M University Three Minute Thesis Competition.