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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill
Stephen Hill
Senior Teaching Fellow
3.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK
+44 (0) 131 6515362
Research Interests
International Relations, Peace and conflict, Counterterrorism, Policing

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  • Tues 2-4pm or by appointment


BSc in Politics and Sociology (University of Salford) 
MA in European Studies (University of Birmingham)
PhD (University of Birmingham) 


Stephen is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations with an emphasis on the student experience. Before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2018, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC), USA (2002-2017) and a post-doctoral Franklin Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia, USA (1999-2002).  During his time at UWEC he was heavlily involved in the construction and assessment of a new outcomes-based Liberal Arts curriculum. From 2014-17 he served as the first Director of UWEC's Center for Global Politics. In 2017 Stephen became the editor of the Taking Sides: World Politics text for McGraw-Hill Publishers. 

Select Publications 

Books and edited works: 

Hill, S.M. (ed.) (2006) ‘Future Directions in Small Arms Control’, special issue of Contemporary Security Policy, vol.27, no.1.

Hill, S.M. (2004) United Nations Disarmament Processes in Intra-State Conflict, Palgrave-Macmillan Press.

Hill, S.M. and Malik, S. (1996) Peacekeeping and the United Nations, Dartmouth Press.

Peer reviewed articles: 

Hill, S.M. (2017) `Community Policing, Homeland Security and the Somali Diaspora in Minnesota’, Democracy and Security , vol.13, no.3

Hill, S.M., and Beger, R.R. (2009) ‘A Paramilitary Policing Juggernaut’, Social Justice, vol.36, no.1.

Hill, S.M., Beger, R.R, and Zanetti, J.M. (2007) ‘Plugging the Security Gap or Springing a Leak: Questioning the Growth of Paramilitary Policing in US Domestic and Foreign Policy’, Democracy and Security, vol.3, no.3.

Hill, S.M. (2006) `Neorealism, Neoliberalism, Constructivism and the Role of Third-Parties in the Disarmament of Civil Warring Factions’, Civil Wars, vol.8, no.1.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning : 

Mumford, K., Hill, S.M. and Kieffer, L. (2017) `Utilizing Undergraduate Research to Enhance Interdisciplinary Learning’, CUR Quarterly, vol. 37, no.4.