Rev. Robert Dowd is an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame's Department of Political Science.
Dowd specializes in African politics, with particular country expertise on Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. Most of his research has focused on religion, democracy and development, but he has also written on ethnic politics and the factors that make ethnic identity more or less politically salient.
Since 2008, he has directed the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies
The Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Its Causes and Consequences
Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative