315-859-4477 (fax)



Stephen W. Orvis, Ph.D.
Professor of Government

Stephen Orvis (Ph.D., Wisconsin), Professor of Government, studies comparative politics with an emphasis on Africa. He published (with Carol Ann Drogus) a textbook, Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context (CQ Press, 2nd edition, 2011).  His articles on rural development in Kenya and African democratization have appeared in African Studies Review, Africa Today, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Journal of Asian and African Studies. His book, The Agrarian Question in Kenya, is published with University Presses of Florida. He served as an international election observer in Kenya's transitional elections to democratic rule, and led Hamilton students on the Kenya Field School in Summer 2000 and 2004.

Topics: African politics, democracy and elections in Africa

Contact Professor Orvis:

Phone 315-859-4310
Fax 315-859-4477
Email sorvis@hamilton.edu
Office Hours      KJ 120, Tues. 9 -11 a.m.


The Agrarian Question in Kenya
The Agrarian Question in Kenya