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Adom Getachew

Political Science

Adom Getachew is Professor of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity, Political Science and the College. 

Professor 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. 

She is the author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination and co-editor with Jennifer Pitts of W. E. B. Du Bois: International Thought. 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 Dissent, Foreign Affairs, London Review of Books, The Nation, and The New York Times.