I'm a political science professor at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, researching and teaching about religious and ethnic politics in West Africa (and particularly Nigeria). My forthcoming book, Muslims Talking Politics: Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria, explores the emergence of popular demands for the expansion of Islamic law in new Muslim-majority democracies, as well as the nature of Islamic revivalism in northern Nigeria both before and after the Boko Haram crisis. I've been interviewed on-air by the BBC World Service and BBC 4 Radio and published in the Washington Post, and I provide briefings and analysis on political and religious affairs in Nigeria for numerous governmental agencies. Currently, I'm co-authoring a short history of the Boko Haram insurgency and its impact on northern Nigerian politics, society, and culture.