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Professor Jonathan Hill

Research interests

Dr Hill's research examines and compares political processes, structures and cultures in contemporary North Africa and, increasingly, the wider Middle East. He recently completed a book for Edinburgh University Press entitled Democratisation in the Maghreb which draws on Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way’s democratisation model to chart and compare the political development of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania over the past 10 years.

Biographical details

Dr Hill joined King’s in 2005 after completing his PhD in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is an Associate Staff Member in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London, a Visiting Fellow in the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a former Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors for the Middle East Journal and a Fellow of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). He has provided expert opinion on North Africa to a range of public and private organisations including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and Department for International Development, Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Energy Council.

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Modern Maghreb Research Workshop, Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
10 May 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

King's College London, Conflict Research Studies Centre and Advanced Research and Assessment Group

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
15 Jan 2007

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Types of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

Ministry of Defence Strategy Unit

Jonathan Hill (Participant)
11 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

Ministry of Defence Strategy Unit

Jonathan Hill (Participant)
17 Sep 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

Participation in conference

Società per gli Studi sul Medio Oriente

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
18 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
26 Jun 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Studies Association

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
17 Mar 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Studies Association

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
17 Feb 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Studies Association

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
27 Mar 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

African Studies Association UK

Jonathan Hill (Chair)
12 Sep 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Studies Association

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
18 Mar 2004

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

African Studies Association

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
6 Dec 2002

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
21 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
14 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

University of East London

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
6 Nov 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Serbian Military Academy

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
8 May 201211 May 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
21 Mar 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
15 Mar 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
1 Feb 20124 Feb 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
1 Feb 20124 Feb 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Serbian Military Academy

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
17 Nov 201118 Nov 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Member)
5 Apr 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
31 Mar 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal College of Defence Studies

Jonathan Hill (Supervisor)
28 Jan 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

South African National War College

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
7 Apr 2008

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
12 Mar 2008

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Types of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Sweden's Ambassador to Morocco

Jonathan Hill (Advisor)
2 Nov 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Algeria and Post-Colonialism

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
5 Dec 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Nigerian Military a Tricky Partner for West on Hostage Search

Jonathan Hill (Contributor)
17 May 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Missing schoolgirls: the Nigerian army, complicated partner for the West

Jonathan Hill (Contributor)
17 May 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

The Western Sahara

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
12 Mar 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Morocco-France row

Jonathan Hill (Contributor)
27 Feb 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about Ansar Dine's activities in Mali

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
1 Jul 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on Boko Haram's activities and the security situation in northern Nigeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 May 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on the withdrawal of France's armed forces from Mali

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
15 May 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on the death of the British hostage kidnapped by the terrorist group Ansaru in northern Nigeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
11 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview relating to Nigerian Kidnappers

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
11 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on the death of Mokhtar Belmokhtar and its impact on security in North Africa

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
3 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on the impact of European weapons sales on political stability in North Africa and the Middle East

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
12 Feb 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the deployment of British troops to Mali and other West African countries

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
31 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the deployment of British troops to Mali and other West African countries

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
29 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the deployment of British troops to Mali and other West African countries

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
29 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about a corruption scandal in Algeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
11 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Kano, northern Nigeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
23 Jan 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview on the Popular Assembly election in Egypt

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
6 Jan 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the parliamentary election in Morocco

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
24 Nov 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about Boko Haram's bombing of the United Nations' headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
26 Aug 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about Boko Haram's bombing of the United Nations' headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
26 Aug 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the political situation across North Africa

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
30 Jun 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about the political unrest in Tunisia

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
17 Jan 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Interview about Abdul Farouk Abdullmutallab's attempt to blow up Northwest flight 253 as it came into land at Detroit

Jonathan Hill (Interviewee)
26 Dec 2009

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

Critical Studies on Terrorism (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Conflict, Security and Development (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Cambridge Review of International Affairs (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

AFRICA TODAY (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Africa Security Review (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Digest of Middle Eastern Studies (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Defence Studies Journal (Journal)

Jonathan Hill (Peer reviewer)
2008 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

British Peace Support Team (South Africa)

Jonathan Hill (Advisor)
3 Apr 200811 Apr 2008

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

British Peace Support Team (South Africa)

Jonathan Hill (Advisor)
5 Feb 20088 Feb 2008

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College

Jonathan Hill (Member)
1 Jan 201330 Apr 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Research Associate, African Studies Centre

Jonathan Hill (Visitor)
1 Jan 201330 Apr 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

International Institute of Security Studies

Jonathan Hill (Member)
1 Nov 2012 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

Jonathan Hill (Member)
1 Mar 2012 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Boko Haram: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland?

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
29 May 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Algeria and Postcolonialism

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
19 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Word and Deed: Algeria and its Postcolonial Legacies

Jonathan Hill (Speaker)
6 Mar 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office joint conference

Jonathan Hill (Member)
28 Jan 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

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