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Steffan A. Spencer

Steffan A. SpencerContact Information

University of Tennessee
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Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

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Current Research

Dr. Spencer's research interest focuses upon classical and ancient African History in general, and the classical Ethiopian language of Ge'ez in particular.  His dissertation was entitled The Eighteenth Century Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopic) Manuscript, A Trinitarian Theological Treatise from the Monastic Order of Daqiqa Estifanos (The Children of Stephan).  The manuscript is largely a collection of stories elaborating upon biblical narratives and rules for certain religious and cultural observances.  Dr. Spencer is currently finishing an article entitled, "Matriarchal retentions in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church."  Dr. Spencer's Master's studies focused upon the writings of Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop.

Africana Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences

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