Associate Professor of International Affairs

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Hill was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned his Ph.D. in political science from 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.

  • PhD, Florida State University, Political Science, 2012
  • MS, Florida State University, Political Science, 2007
  • BA, Birmingham-Southern College, Political Science and History, 2005
Areas of Expertise
  • State violence/repression
  • Violent dissent
  • Armed conflict
  • International human rights law
  • Quantitative methodology (applied statistics)
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Invited discussant for panel, “Measuring Gender in IR — New Developments and Persistent Challenges” at International Studies Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 28 March – 2 April 2, 2022.
  • Invited participant in “Workshop on Best Practices in Academic Research” at University of Essex, Colchester, UK, 17-18 October 2019.
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 2019)
Karim, Sabrina and Daniel W. Hill, Jr. 2024 (in press). Positioning Women in Conflict Studies: How Women’s Status Affects Political Violence. Oxford University Press.
Raines, Matthew and Daniel W. Hill, Jr. Forthcoming. “Nationalism and Torture.” Journal of Peace Research.
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.