Lecture by Adom Getachew, with an introduction by Jennifer Pitts

Presented by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, Nicholson Faculty Lecture 2022-23

Tuesday, March 28th, 5:00pm, Franke Institute @ the Regenstein Library, Room 118, 1100 East 57th St

Adom Getachew is Assistant Professor of Race, Diaspora and Indigeneity, 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. She is 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, and the New York Times.  She is on the faculty board of the Pozen Center for Human Rights, the Faculty Advisory Board of the Center for the International Social Science Research, a fellow at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

Image: “The Black Atlas” by Reginald Greenwood, from The Negro World (December 10, 1927)

Background: Collage of articles from The Negro World (July 31, 1926)