Associate Professor of International Affairs

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Hill was born in Birmingham, Alabama and earned his Ph.D. in political science from the Florida State University in 2012. Before coming to UGA he held a one-year research position at Duke University. His research interests include violent political conflict, international organizations and law, and applied statistics. He has published on a variety of topics including international human rights law, human rights NGOs, state repression, terrorism, and quantitative political methodology. His publications have appeared in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research.

  • Ph.D., Florida State University 2012, Political Science
  • M.S., Florida State University 2007, Political Science
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College 2005, Political Science and History
Areas of Expertise
  • State violence/repression
  • Violent dissent
  • Armed conflict
  • International human rights law
  • Quantitative methodology (applied statistics)
Course Instruction
  • INTL 4000 Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in International Affairs
  • INTL 4240 International Organizations
  • INTL 4455 Violent Political Conflict
  • INTL 6200 Preseminar in International Relations
  • INTL 8210 International Organizations
  • INTL 8365 Comparative Political Violence
  • POLS 8501 Advanced Quantitative Analysis
Research Interests

Professor Hill’s current research interests include the conceptualization and measurement of state violence and other human rights violations, statistical models and forecasts of state repression and internal conflict, violent dissent and terrorism, compliance with international human rights law, and patterns of government participation in international human rights regimes.

Selected Publications

(since 2017)

  • Beger, Andreas and Daniel W. Hill, Jr. 2019. “Examining Repressive and Oppressive State Violence using the Ill-Treatment and Torture data.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 36(6): 626-644.
  • Hill Jr., Daniel W. and K. Anne Watson. 2019. “Democracy and Compliance with Human Rights Treaties: The Conditional Effectiveness of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” International Studies Quarterly 63(1): 127-138.
  • Hill Jr., Daniel W. 2018. “Why Governments Cede Sovereignty: Evidence from Regional Human Rights Courts.” Foreign Policy Analysis 14(3): 299-325.
  • Jackson, Joshua L., Daniel W. Hill Jr., and Shelby Hall. 2018. “Democracy and Police Violence.” Research and Politics 5(1).
  • Conrad, Courtenay R., Daniel W. Hill, Jr., and Will H. Moore. 2018. “Torture and the Limits of Democratic Institutions.” Journal of Peace Research 55(1): 3–17.
  • Beger, Andreas, Daniel W. Hill, Jr., Nils W. Metternich, Shahryar Minhas, and Michael D. Ward. 2017. “Splitting It Up: The spduration Split-Population Duration Regression Package for Time-varying Covariates.” The R Journal 9(2).