Bentley Hall with Annex

Faculty & Staff Profile 

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Brandon Kendhammer 
Asst. Professor

215 Bentley Annex

Brandon Kendhammer is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University. He received a B.A. in French and political science from Coe College (2003), and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010). 

His research and teaching interests are in the area of comparative and African politics, particularly Nigerian politics, politics and culture, political Islam, and democratization. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the politics of sharia (Islamic law) and democratization in Nigeria entitled Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Law, and Democracy in Nigeria.

Dr. Kendhammer has lived and conducted research in Cameroon and Nigeria, most recently in the summer of 2013. He received a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Nigeria in 2007-08, and was based at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto. His work has or will appear in Comparative Politics, Journal of Human Rights, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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