Alphonso Saville

Alphonso F. Saville, IV is the Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow for American Religion and Slavery in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University.

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A scholar of American religious history, his teaching and research interests include American religious history, slavery and religion in America, and leadership development for faith and community leaders. Dr. Saville has previously taught at Emory University, Dartmouth College, and Howard University. He is a guest contributor for the blog Race, Religion, and Rhetoric, and his current book project (in progress), The Gospel of John Marrant, is the first full-length study of North America’s first black ordained minister, the Reverend John Marrant.  A native of Memphis, TN, he earned his B.A. at New York University, an M.A. at Memphis Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.