Ohio University

Nukhet A. Sandal, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Director of Global Studies
  • Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

Areas of Expertise

Foreign Policy
International Conflicts
Middle Eastern Politics
Religion and Politics
Terrorism

Expert Bio

Nukhet Sandal earned her Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from University of Southern California in 2010, and she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University from 2010-13, co-directing a project on Religion and Internationalism.

Sandal is originally from Turkey. She has worked in multiple conflict settings and published articles on foreign policy, ethnic conflict and religion and global politics in prestigious journals including the European Journal of International RelationsInternational PoliticsReview of International StudiesAlternativesPolitical StudiesWest European PoliticsHuman Rights Quarterly and Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Sandal is the author of "Religious Leaders and Conflict Transformation" (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and "Religion and International Relations Theory" (with Jonathan Fox; Routledge, 2013). She served as the chair of the Religion and International Relations Section of the International Studies Association (2016-18), and as the chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section (2015-17). She is the co-editor of Human Security Series of Ohio University Press, and currently serving on the executive committee of the Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

Expertise at a Glance

Sandal is an expert in foreign policy, international conflicts and Middle Eastern politics. She has worked in multiple conflict settings and published articles on foreign policy, ethnic conflict and religion and global politics.

Media Placements

  • The Washington Post
  • The Huffington Post
  • Open Democracy
  • WOUB