|Occupation||Historian and writer|
|Title||Professor of History of Africa and the African Diaspora|
Adi obtained a BA and his PhD in African history from SOAS, London University, and has described himself as "a late developer into higher education.... I've taught history at every level you can imagine: schools, prison, adult education, further education, university. I've taught in Broadmoor, Strangeways — you name it, I've done it...". He was Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Middlesex University for many years until the department of history was closed down. He currently lectures in African History at the University of Chichester, West Sussex, and is one of the few African British academics to become recognised as a professor.
He was a founder member in 1991 of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), which he chaired for several years.
He also leads the History Matters group, a collection of academics and teachers concerned with the under-representation of students and teachers of African and Caribbean heritage within the History discipline.
Adi has written widely on Pan-Africanism and on the history of the African diaspora, particularly Africans in Britain. He is the author of the books West Africans in Britain 1900-1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (1998), Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919–1939 (2013), and the joint author (with Marika Sherwood) of The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (2003). He has also written history books for children, including The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain (2005).
Hakim Adi featured (alongside Maulana Karenga, Muhammed Shareef, Francis Cress Welsin, Kimani Nehusi, Paul Robeson Jr, and Nelson George) in the multi-award-winning documentary 500 Years Later (2005), written by M. K. Asante, Jr. and directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
- African Migrations, Thomson Learning, 1994. ISBN 978-1568472386
- With Marika Sherwood, The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited, London: New Beacon Books, 1995. ISBN 978-1873201121
- West Africans in Britain 1900–1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism, London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1998. ISBN 978-0853158486
- With Marika Sherwood, Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787, London/New York: Routledge: 2003. ISBN 978-0415173537
- The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain, Wayland, 2005. ISBN 978-0750247351. Paperback 2014, ISBN 978-0750290616
- Co-editor with Caroline Bressey, Belonging in Europe – The African Diaspora and Work, London: Routledge, 2010. ISBN 978-0415846219
- Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919–1939, Trenton, New Jersey, USA: Africa World Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1592219162
- Pan-Africanism: A History, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ISBN 978-1474254274
- "A New Kind of Imperialism", Radical History Review, Issue 95: "New Imperialisms", Spring 2006. Workers' Daily Internet Edition
- "London, slavery and abolition", BBC, 2007.
- "The wider historical context of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade", Pambazuka News, Issue 302, 2 May 2007.
- "George Padmore and the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress", in Fitzroy Baptiste and Rupert Lewis (eds), George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary, Kingston, JA: Ian Randle, 2009.
- "To What Extent is Britain Post-Colonial?", E-International Relations, 3 October 2012.
- "The New Scramble for Africa", E-International Relations, 15 April 2013.
- "Professor Hakim Adi", hakimadi.org.
- "Appointments: University of Chichester – Hakim Adi", Times Higher Education, 26 April 2012.
- "Professor Hakim Adi joins UK list of academic giants", Ligali, 5 January 2015.
- kcleak (2017-12-21). "History Matters". University of Chichester. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
- "500 Years Later (2005): Full Cast & Crew", IMDb.
- Official website.
- Development and Modern African Political Theory
- Hakim Adi, "London, slavery and abolition", BBC, 24 September 2014.
- "Dr Hakim Adi - New Scramble for Africa", YouTube.
- Hakim Adi, "Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade", History, BBC, 2012.
- Hakim Adi at Academia.edu
- "Pan-Africanism and Communism: an Interview with Hakim Adi", Review of African Political Economy, 26 January 2017.