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Saheed Adejumobi, PhD

Associate Professor, History
Affiliated with African & African American Studies
and Film Studies


CV Saheed Yinka Adejumobi, PhD (PDF)

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 (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations).  He has also contributed to several publications on African, African American, and 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.