Ruth  A. Marshall

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  • Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics


  • MESc, Queen's University
  • M.I.A., Columbia University
  • D. Phil., University of Oxford

Ruth A. Marshall

Associate Professor


Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly articles on the study of global Christianity and politics; religion, ethnicity and citizenship in West Africa (Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire). Her research and teaching are interdisciplinary, drawing on political science, political philosophy, study of religion, anthropology, African and postcolonial studies. In 2013-14 she was a Faculty Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute.

Research Interests
• Religion, politics and public life
• Secularism and democratic theory
• Continental political philosophy
• Post-colonial theory, African Studies
• Citizenship, state politics and violence in West Africa
• Evangelical Christianity, radical reformist Islam, and politics in the Global South
• Evangelicals and politics in the US

Research Interests

  • Religion and Politics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Africa: esp. West Africa
  • Transnational Religions
  • War and Violence
  • Youth Militias
  • Sovereignty
  • Citizenship
  • Ethno-Nationalism
  • Autochthony
  • International Interventionism