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Eric Washington

Dr. Eric Washington was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He loves watching sports, and reading African and African Diaspora literature. He has become a person to speak into “doing” cross-cultural ministry especially within a Reformed context.

Dr. Washington is the director of the African and African Diaspora Studies program. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Africa Network, a nonprofit consortium of liberal arts colleges committed to literacy about and concern for Africa in American higher education.

In terms of research interests, he is completing a book manuscript on African American Baptist missionaries in Africa from 1820-1920. In addition, he has a growing interest on the intersection of African literature and African history. He has presented papers on the works of Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Adichie and their engagement of history. He has also been working on the life of Oladuah Equiano and his Interesting Narrative.