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 how developing states 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 2019

Wednesdays 1:30–4:00pm, or by appointment.

Courses taught

PG 103 Introduction to International Relations (fall 2019 syllabus)
PG 200 Power and Political Inquiry
PG 332 International Organizations
PG 333 International Law in Political Context (fall 2019 syllabus)
PG 334 The Challenge of Global Justice
PG 339 The Politics of Empire
PG 384 Ethnic Politics
PG 430 Senior Capstone in International Relations