Associate Professor and Chair, Politics and Government
Chris Kendall is Associate Professor of Politics and Government, specializing in 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 how international law is adopted, resisted, and transformed by developing states. His current research examines how judicial politics in Latin America and Africa shape and constrain the enforcement of international human rights commitments at the local and regional levels.
Professor Kendall currently serves as Chair of the Department of Politics and Government, and he also serves as an advisor to students interested in attending law school. If students have questions about departmental course work, registration, law school, or career paths, they should feel free to contact Professor Kendall by email or drop by during office hours.