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Adom Getachew On leave AY 2023-24 Office: Pick Hall 513 Phone: 773 834 8723 Email Interests:
  • History of political thought
  • International law
  • Theories of empire and race
  • Black political thought and post-colonial political theory

Adom Getachew is Professor of Political Science and Race, Diaspora & Indigeneity at the University of Chicago. She 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. She is the author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (2019) and co-editor, with Jennifer Pitts, of W. E. B. Du Bois: International Thought (2022). She is currently working on a second book on the intellectual origins and political practices of Garveyism—the black nationalist/pan-African movement, which had its height in the 1920s. Her public writing has appeared in DissentForeign Affairs, the London Review of Books, the Nation, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times