Adom Getachew is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College 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. Her 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 anticolonial nationalists during the height of decolonization in the twentieth century. Adom holds a joint PhD in Political Science and African-American Studies from Yale University.
- “The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective,” The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory, ed. Leigh Jenco, Murad Idris, and Megan Thomas. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination. Princeton University Press, 2019.
- “Universalism after the Post-Colonial Turn: Interpreting the Haitian Revolution,” Political Theory 44 (December 2016): 821-845.
View Adom Getachew’s biography on the Political Science Department’s website.