School of Social and Political Science

Gregory Amoah

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Research interests

Gregory Ishmael Amoah is a doctoral researcher at the Centre of African Studies within the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS), the University of Edinburgh. Broadly conceived, his doctoral work is an inquiry into preaching as situated in the broader lifeworld of public transportion in urban Ghana. Situated at the intersections of public religion and geographies of encounter, the study tracks the practices that take shape in evangelistic encounters aboard public buses and how they might inform alternative ways of imagining evangelism, the public bus space and Muslim-Christian encounters in postcolonial contexts. Gregory’s professional background is in urban studies and development planning. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh for doctoral studies, he worked as a research and development consultant for various governmental and non-governmental organisations in Ghana and beyond. His previous areas of research focus include housing, particularly as a human right, urban planning and global knowledge economies, some of which have appeared in Geojournal and the journal of Human Rights.


PhD in African Studies: 2022-Present - University of Edinburgh

MSc in Urban Planning: 2016-2017 – Sheffield Hallam University 

BSc in Development Planning: 2010-2014 – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology


PhD Studentship: Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship, University of Edinburgh

Masters Scholarship: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University


Sermonising aboad public transport in urban Ghana: Beyond dilemmas of competing rights claims.

Supervisors: Dr Naomi Haynes and Dr Jeremy Dell