Philip M. Phibbs Assistant Professor of International Relations
Politics and Government
BA, Miami University, 1994
JD, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
PhD, Princeton University, 2014
Chris Kendall is the Philip M. Phibbs Assistant Professor of International Relations. He earned his law degree from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and practiced law in New York before completing his PhD in politics at Princeton University. His teaching is informed by research interests at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and judicial processes. Professor Kendall is particularly interested in developing nation-states and how they internalize norms governing interstate behavior while at the same time transforming those norms to suit local exigencies. His current research examines how judicial politics in developing states shape and constrain the enforcement of international human rights commitments at the local level.