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Brandon Kendhammer
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of International Development Studies
Ohio University
Athens, OH

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Brandon Kendhammer
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of International Development Studies
Ohio University
Athens, OH

Bio

Brandon Kendhammer is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio University. He holds a B.A. in French and political science from Coe College and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His research and teaching interests are in the area of Nigerian politics, political Islam, and ethnic politics. His book, Muslims Talking Politics: Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria (University of Chicago Press, 2016), explores the emergence of popular demands for the expansion of Islamic law in new Muslim-majority democracies. His most recent work focuses on the perils of ethno-religious powersharing in uncertain African democracies. He is also co-authoring a short history of the Boko Haram crisis.

Dr. Kendhammer has lived and conducted research in Cameroon and Nigeria and was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria in 2007-08, based at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto. His work has appeared in many academic journals, including Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Comparative Politics, Journal of Human Rights, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. He is also the co-author of a USAID-funded report on countering Boko Haram’s violent extremism in northern Nigeria, and speaks regularly on this subject to government and international media.
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French

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Radicalization
Religion & Theology
Ethnicity & Social Identity
Terrorism
Sectarian Violence
Governance
Security
Elections
 

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