Getnet Bekele

Getnet Bekele

Title:  Associate Professor
Office:  406 Varner Hall
Phone:  (248) 370-3517
Fax:  (248) 370-3528
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Major Fields:

Environment and Development, Economic History, Conflict Studies, African History




Ploughing New Ground: Food, Farming, and Environmental Change in Ethiopia (Woodbridge UK: James Currey, 2017).


"Weaving the Bread Basket: The Political Roots of a Globalizing Food Market in Ethiopia, 1907-1955," Archiv Orientalni: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies 77 (2009): 89-121.

"Food Matters: The Place of Development in Building the Postwar Ethiopian State, 1941-74," The International Journal of African Historical Studies 42 (2009): 29-54.

"Contingent Variables and Discerning Farmers: Marginalizing Cattle in Ethiopia's Historically Crop-Livestock Integrated Agriculture, 1840-1941," Northeast African Studies 9 (2002): 83-100.

"The State, Markets, and Ethnic Groups: Migration and Rural-Urban Integration in Gurage History, 1889-1984," in New Trends in Ethiopian Studies, ed. Harold G. Marcus (Lawrenceville, N.J.: Red Sea Press), 710-23.