School of Social and Political Science

SPS academic to become editor of the Review of International Studies journal



Cover of the Review of International Studies journal


Dr Andrew Hom, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, will become one of three joint lead editors of the Review of International Studies, from January 2024.  

The British International Studies Association appointed Andrew Hom from the University of Edinburgh to the role, which he will share with Professor Cian O’Driscoll (Australian National University) and Dr Soumita Basu (South Asian University). 

The Review of International Studies is a leading resource in the field of international relations and the related fields of politics, history, law and sociology. 

The University of Edinburgh will be the institutional home of the journal for the period of the editorship. The wider editorial team is made up of leading academics from seven institutions, spread over four continents. Dr Benjamin Martill, Lecturer of Politics and International Relations at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), will be an Associate Editor.

Dr Hom, who also works at SPS, said: "I am thrilled and humbled to take up the editorship of the Review of International Studies with a global team of international relations scholars. Entering its 50th year of publication, RIS is a special journal whose unique blend of creativity, rigour and interdisciplinarity have helped it play a leading role in the advancement of knowledge of global politics. Our team looks forward to continuing the excellent work done by previous editors and to further extending the journal’s efforts to cultivate a diverse range of authors and audiences, reflecting the breadth and complexity of contemporary politics."

As part of the editorship, SPS will be organising a launch event in January 2024, with more details to be announced closer to the date.