Nat Hill is a first-year Ph. D Student in the Government and Politics department at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests in including ethnic conflict, genocide, and peacebuilding with a special focus on Lusophone Africa and the South Caucasus. Before joining the GVPT Program, Nat received his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from James Madison University and a Master of Science in Violence, Conflict, and Development from SOAS. Additionally, Nat previously worked in a variety of roles at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Genocide Watch, and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Database (ACLED).

Areas of Interest

  • Genocide
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Peacebuilding
  • South Caucasus
  • Lusophone Africa
  • History
  • Memory


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    International Affairs - James Madison University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Violence, Conflict and Development - School of Oriental and African Studies



  • 2023 - IAGS Biannual Conference
  • 2022 - Search for Humanity Conference at Kean University

Research Topics

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
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