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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. student 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 a number of research grants and a research fellowship. He is currently interested in the study of Black transnationalism, especially connections and disconnections between indigenous African and African American cultures/literatures.

Research Interests

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



  • 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.