I'm a political science professor and Director of the International Development Studies Program at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, researching and teaching about religious and ethnic politics in West Africa (and particularly Nigeria). My book, Muslims Talking Politics: Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explores how popular demands for the expansion of Islamic law emerge in new Muslim-majority democracies, as well as the nature of Islamic revivalism in northern Nigeria before and after the Boko Haram crisis. I've been interviewed on-air by the BBC World Service 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.