Adom Getachew

The University of Chicago

Bio

Adom Getachew is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at The University of Chicago.

Getachew is a political theorist with research interests in the history of political thought, theories of race and empire, and postcolonial political theory. Her work focuses on the intellectual and political histories of Africa and the Caribbean. Getachew's recent book, Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination, reconstructs an account of self-determination offered in the political thought of Black Atlantic anti-colonial nationalists during the height of decolonization in the 20th century.

Getachew holds a joint Ph.D. in political science and African-American studies from Yale University.

Featured Work

SEP 7, 2021 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: Racial Justice & Democracy in 2021, with Adom Getachew

One year after the global protests in response to the murder of George Floyd, where are we in terms of racial justice? In this podcast, ...

Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., march on Washington, DC, August 1963. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:March_on_washington_Aug_28_1963.jpg">	U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Public Domain.</a>

OCT 5, 2020 Podcast

Protests in Perspective: Lessons from the Past, with Michael Canham & Adom Getachew

In this "Protests in Perspective" webinar, moderated by Williams University's Professor Neil Roberts, South African government official Michael Canham, and University of Chicago's Professor Adom ...