Chris Kendall

Chris KendallPhilip 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.


Office hours for fall 2016

I hold office hours for an hour and a half after every class I teach. The first thirty minutes are "drop-in" only, and the subsequent hour is "by appointment" only. I've adopted this system so that you can choose to be spontaneous, or to plan ahead and avoid a line. Either way, I'm happy to talk with you!

"Drop-in" office hours
I have drop-in office hours for the thirty minutes immediately after each class that I teach. There's no need to schedule an appointment during these hours—feel free to come by my office, Wyatt 230, unannounced during these times:

  • Monday: 10:00am–10:30am, 3:30pm–4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am–11:30am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am–10:30am, 3:30pm–4:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am–11:30am
  • Friday: 10:00am–10:30am

By appointment
In addition, you can reserve a 15- or 30-minute slot by clicking on the meeting start times below. You can schedule up to one week in advance. Also, please note that these bookings are in addition to the drop-in office hours that I have immediately after every class.