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Elleni Centime Zeleke

Elleni Centime Zeleke is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in the history of social and political thought and with a long-standing interest in African political thought, Africa as an object of study, and Marxism in the Third World. Her first book, Ethiopia in Theory (Brill and Haymarket Books) is an examination of the literature of the Ethiopian student movement from the 1960s and 1970s, together with the movement’s afterlife in Ethiopian politics and society. Elleni is also co-editor of a special section of Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (Vol 42, Nos 2) entitled “Third World Historical: Rethinking Revolution from Ethiopia to Iran”. Her current book project is tentatively titled: A Jewel in the Ear: The 2020 Ethiopian Civil War and The Limits of Africanist Thought. It examines the 2020 civil war in Ethiopia in relation to the history of Africanist political thought. Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Northeast African Studies and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. Zeleke teaches courses on the Horn of Africa, African Political Thought, Critical Theory, and Histories of Capitalism. She is a member of the editorial board of Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and the Journal of Modern Intellectual History.


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