School of Social and Political Science

Dr Andrew Hom

Job Title

Senior Lecturer in International Relations


Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

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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

Previous appointments

University of Glasgow - postdoctoral research associate

University of St Andrews - sessional teaching fellow

Vanderbilt University - adjunct lecturer

Research interests

Research interests

International relations, Social constructivism, Narratives, Timing / Time / Temporality, International security, Critical security studies, Disciplinary history, Classical realism, International relations theory



2020 | International Relations and the Problem of Time (Oxford University Press).

Edited collections

2020 | Special Issue: The Social Life of Time, Time & Society.

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).

Journal articles

2021 | 'Constructing Time in Foreign Policymaking: Brexit's Timing Entrepreneurs, Malcontemps, and Apparatchiks', International Affairs (with Ryan K. Beasley).

2021 | 'Foreign Policy in the Fourth Dimension (FP4D): Locating Time in Decision Making', Foreign Policy Analysis (with Ryan K. Beasley).

2020 | '"Time Out!": Why We're Talking about Time, All the Time', Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy 28(4): 10-21.

2020 | 'Anxiety, Time, and Ontological Security's Third-image Potential', International Theory 12 (2): 322-336 (with Brent J. Steele).

2020 | 'Introduction', Special Issue: The Social Life of Time, Time & Society (with Michelle Bastian, Lisa Baraitser, Michael Flexer, and Laura Salisbury).

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.

Book chapters

2021 | 'Time and History in International Relations', in The Routledge Handbook of Historical International Relations, edited by Benjamin de Carvalho, Julia Costa Lopez, and Halvard Leira. Routledge.

2019 | 'Time in International Relations Theory', in The Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics, edited by Klaus H. Goetz. 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. 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. 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. ‚Ä™A Space for Time: Essays on Time, Temporality and Global Politics. 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

9 November 2020 | 'How Donald Trump almost stole the US election using creative timing', Renewal blog

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.

Postgraduate supervision topics

Timing, time, & temporality | IR theory - especially classical realism, constructivism, and critical approaches | Ontological security studies | Global Security | Intellectual and disciplinary history of IR

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

PhD in Politics MSc (R) Politics



Staff Hours and Guidance

1-2:45pm Tuesdays (virtual)