WHY I AM INVOLVED IN SSJ...

``On campuses across the country, academics find themselves in contexts that limit the meaning of freedoms of speech and association, making the pursuit of critical knowledge an increasingly precarious endeavor. This is a ripe opportunity to join with activist-scholars beyond the ivory tower to resist the repressive forces arrayed against us and reimagine scholarship in service of social justice.``

Adom Getachew is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. She holds a joint PhD in Political Science and African-American Studies from Yale University. Her research interests are situated in 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 (under contract with Princeton) reconstructs the animating questions, debates and institutional visions anti-colonial nationalists of the Black Atlantic pursued during the height of decolonization.