Academic Historian

Saheed Yinka Adejumobi is Associate Professor in the History Department at Seattle University.  He also teaches for two additional programs at SU, African and African American Studies and Film Studies.

Dr. Adejumobi specializes in African and African American history, African diaspora intellectual and cultural traditions, and utopian studies across the Black diaspora within the framework of Atlantic modernity and Global South relations.

He is the author of The History of Ethiopia, a contribution to the Greenwood Press History of Modern Nation Series.  He has also contributed to several publications on African, African American and the Black diaspora history.

His work centers on concepts of heritage, history, and social relations as vital components of development.  He explores how these ideas have evolved over the past two centuries and how they are being manifested or manipulated in twenty-first century literary, film, visual and sonic arts, as well as in political and freedom movements.

Dr. Adejumobi has taught at The University of Texas at Austin; Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; and Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua, China.

He holds degrees from the University of Lagos; the University of Oregon; and The University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded his Ph.D

The Pan-African Congresses, 1900-1945

In the nearly half century between 1900 and 1945, various political leaders and intellectuals from Europe, North America, and Africa met six times to discuss colonial control of Africa and develop strategies for eventual African political liberation. In the article that follows, historian Saheed Adejumobi … Read MoreThe Pan-African Congresses, 1900-1945

Eshetu Chole (1945-1998)

Eshetu Chole was Ethiopia’s leading economist prior to his death in 1998. His research and publications encompassed an extraordinary breadth: agriculture, industrial and social development, fiscal policy, macro- and microeconomics, and human development at national and regional levels. He was also a budding poet. Chole … Read MoreEshetu Chole (1945-1998)