Elleni Centime Zeleke received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University (Toronto) in 2016. Her research interests include student movements in the Horn of Africa, 20th-century state formation in Africa, as well as comparative social and political theory.
Elleni’s forthcoming book is titled Ethiopia In Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production,1964-2016. The hardcover will be published by the Historical-Materialism Book Series at Brill in the fall of 2019. A paperback version will also be published by Haymarket Books in 2020. Ethiopia In Theory asks: what does it mean to write today about the appropriation and indigenisation of Marxist and mainstream social science ideas in an Ethiopian and African context; and, importantly, what does the archive of revolutionary thought in Africa teach us about the practice of critical theory more generally?
Elleni’s work has also appeared in the Journal of NorthEast African Studies and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.
Elleni teaches courses on the Horn of Africa, African Political Thought, Critical Theory, and Histories of Capitalism.
Zeleke teaches courses on African Political Thought, Critical Theory, and Histories of Capitalism.