Pashington Obeng

Professor Pashington Obeng
Curriculum Vitae

pobeng@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-2567
Africana Studies
B.A., University of Ghana; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University



Pashington Obeng
Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Specializes in Indian Ocean & Transatlantic African Diaspora studies, Anthropology of religion in continental Africa & New World Afro-Atlantic areas, cultural communication focusing on Black filmic representations.


Pashington Obeng is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon where he earned his B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature and at Trinity College, Legon, where he studied comparative religion. He holds a Ph.D from Boston University specializing in religion and cultural communication. He is also a graduate of Princeton Seminary, New Jersey, where he studied for his masters in theological anthropology and communication.

Professor Obeng has also done postdoctoral studies at the Center for the Study of World Religions and the Afro-American Studies Department both at Harvard University and at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, England. He is the author of Asante Catholicism: Religions and Cultural Reproduction among the Akan of Ghana, published by E.J. Brill in 1996; and Shaping Membership, Defining Nation: The Cultural Politics of African Indians in South Asia. He has also published numerous articles on religion, culture and African Diaspora studies. His present and ongoing work involves researching the cosmologies and life ways of African Indians of Karmataka in South India. He is currently working on two books; one is a study of Africana religions in the United States and the other is a study of elderly women of African descent in India.


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Department of Africana Studies

Selwyn Cudjoe

Professor 
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Filomina Steady
Professor / Department Chair
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Pashington Obeng
Associate Professor
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Donna Patterson
Assistant Professor
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Layli Maparyan

Professor

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Geofred Osoro

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