Leading political theorist on the history of the political thought and Chicago University Professor Adom Getachew is the guest of the second program of the seminar series “A Common Horizon for Humanity and the Planet”, which will be broadcasted live on the Cappadocia University YouTube channel on Thuesday, November 23 at 19:00, Turkish time. Professor Getachew studies history of political thought, theories of race and empire, and postcolonial political theory. She is the author of “Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination”.
The conversation will be on the topic of “Empire and Decolonization in the 21st Century.” The program will be moderated by Professor Cemil Aydın, Professor of the University of North Carolina.
Contrary to the standard narrative of decolonization that represent colonialism as a bilateral relationship of alien rule between a metropole and a colony, colonization involves unequal integration an...
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Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago
Professor Adom Getachew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in 2009 and her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2015. 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 first 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. Professor Getachew has published in many academic journals and has received several international awards.
Professor at University of North Carolina
Prof. Cemil Aydın is a Professor in the History Department of University of North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boğaziçi University in 1991 and his PhD at Harvard University in 2002. Aydın interests focus is on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires.