Adom Getachew is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College.
Her research and teaching interests include modern political thought with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of international law, theories of empire and race, black political thought, and post-colonial political theory.
Her current book project, Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination, reconstructs the animating questions, debates, and institutional visions anti-colonial nationalists of the Black Atlantic pursued during the height of decolonization. Through the political thought of African, African-American and Caribbean figures, Worldmaking illustrates that anti-colonial visions of self-determination were projects of worldmaking that sought to overcome racial hierarchy and institutionalize autonomy and equality within the international order.
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