Getahun Benti | Africana Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Getahun Benti

Department of History

Getahun Benti

Telephone: (618) 453-6847

Office: Faner 3329


Dr. Getahun Benti received his Ph.D. in African history from Michigan State University in 2000 and came to SIU in the same year. He teaches courses in African and world history, including a comparative slavery course.

Professor Benti’s research interests include urbanization-migration studies and the relationship between migration, language, and nationalism in Ethiopia. His most recent book is Addis Ababa: Migration and the Making of a Multiethnic Metropolis, 1941-1974 (2007).