Faculty & Staff Profile
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Brandon Kendhammer is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, having joined the faculty in 2010. 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, focused specifically on 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. 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.
Personal Webpage: brandonkendhammer.com