Muslims Talking Politics: Debating Islamic Law and Democracy in Nigeria


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Brandon Kendhammer, assistant professor of political science, Ohio University

Kendhammer is an expert on West African politics, and in particular, on Islam and politics in Nigeria. He is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Muslims Talking Politics: Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria, that focuses on the politics of Islamic law (sharia) implementation in 12 Nigerian states and its effect on popular perceptions of democracy and democratic effectiveness.

Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies