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Andrew Hom

Andrew Hom
Dr Andrew Hom
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 6504688
Research Interests
International Relations, International theory, Social constructivism, Narratives, timing / time / temporality, International Security, critical security studies, Process / Figurational Sociology, disciplinary history, classical realism

On research leave from August-December 2019


Theories of International Relations (Hons, PLIT10053)

Global Security (Hons, PLIT10094)

Lectures on various PGT and UG courses



  • Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Edinburgh School of Social & Political Sciences | August 2019 - present
  • Associate Editor, International Relations | September 2019 - present


  • Lecturer in International Relations, University of Edinburgh School of Social & Political Sciences | September 2016 - 2019
  • Research Associate, University of Glasgow School of Social & Political Sciences | 2014 - 2016 (ESRC project, ‘Moral victories: Ethics, exit strategies, and the ending of wars’)
  • Teaching Fellow, University of St Andrews School of International Relations | Fall 2014
  • Lecturer (adjunct), Vanderbilt University Department of Political Science | Spring 2014


Ph.D., International Politics, Aberystwyth University | 2013

M.A., Political Science (with honours), University of Kansas | 2008

B.A., Religious Studies, University of Kansas | 2001

B.F.A., Industrial Design, University of Kansas | 2001



Forthcoming | International Relations and the Problem of Time, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

2018 | 'Silent Order: The temporal turn in critical International Relations', Millennium Journal of International Studies 46 (3), Special Conference Issue: 'The Politics of Time in International Relations': 303-330.

2018 | 'Timing is Everything: Toward a Better Understanding of Time and International Politics', International Studies Quarterly 62 (1): 69-79.

2017 | 'Patriots All around: Inter/national Timing, Round Numbers, and the Politics of Commemorative Critique', Australian Journal of Politics and History 63 (3): 442-55.

2017 | '“A Bridge too far”? On the Impact of Worldly Relevance on International Relations'International Studies Review 19(4): 692–721.

2016 | ‘Angst Springs Eternal: Dangerous Times and the Dangers of Timing the “Arab Spring”’, Security Dialogue 47(2): 165-183.

2010 | ‘Hegemonic Metronome: The Ascendancy of Western Standard Time’, Review of International Studies 36(4): 1145-1170.

2010 | ‘Open Horizons: The Temporal Visions of Reflexive Realism’, International Studies Review 12(2): 271-300 (with Brent J. Steele).

2008 | ‘The New Legs Race: Critical Perspectives on Biometrics in Iraq’, Military Review (Jan-Feb): 85-94.

Edited books

2017 | Moral Victories: The Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press (with Kurt Mills and Cian O’Driscoll).

2016 | ‪A Space for Time: Essays on Time, Temporality and Global Politics. Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing (with Christopher McIntosh, Alasdair McKay, and Liam Stockdale).

Book chapters

2019 | 'Time in International Relations Theory', in The Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics, edited by Klaus H. Goetz. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2018 | 'Truth and power, uncertainty and catastrophe: Ethics in IR realism', in The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations, edited by Eric A. Heinze and Brent J. Steele. Abingdon: Routledge.

2016 | ‘Child’s Play: Temporal Discourse, Counterpower, and Environmental Politics’, chapter in Anna M. Agathangelou and Kyle Killian (eds.), Time, Temporality and Violence in IR: (De) Fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives. Abingdon: Routledge Interventions Series (with Brent J. Steele).

2016 | ‘Timing, Identity, and Emotion in International Relations’, in Andrew R. Hom, Christopher McIntosh, Alasdair McKay, and Liam Stockdale, eds. ‪A Space for Time: Essays on Time, Temporality and Global Politics. Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing (with Ty Solomon).


2014 | Review of Mary Dudziak’s Wartime: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, in War in History 21(3): 392-93.

Other media

12 May 2019 | Interview with E-International Relations

7 May 2018 | 'Agenda: A Political Dance to the Music of Time' The Herald.

24 January 2017 | 'Can't Lose for Winning: Victory in the Trump Presidency', with Cian O'Driscoll, The Disorder of Things.

3 October 2016 | 'Degrade and Destroy: Winning the War against Daesh', Defence-in-Depth.

18 June 2015 | ‘The War on Terror: Still a Losing Proposition’, Moral Victories Blog.

24 December 2012 | ‘Two Regimes of Time’, e-International Relations.

Topics interested in supervising

Timing, time, & temporality | IR theory - especially classical realism, constructivism, and critical approaches | Security | Intellectual and disciplinary history of IR | Sociological approaches to IR

If you are interested in being supervised by Andrew Hom, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics; MSc (R) Politics