David H. Anthony, III was born in New York City in 1952. He graduated from New York University and earned MA and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at Coppin State College (now University), The University of Oregon, and since 1988, the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has done field work in Tanzania, Lesotho, and South Africa.
Anthony has published articles in the African Studies Review, Social Sciences and Mission, Journal of Religion In Africa, among others. His latest article will be forthcoming in the Journal of Anglican Studies. Anthony authored Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrior (New York: New York University Press, 2006)
Anthony works on intersections between culture and society in Africa’s Atlantic and Indian Ocean World Diasporas. He has a special affinity for film and plays the saxophone and flute.