Department of Political Science

Prof Nils Metternich

Prof Nils Metternich

Professor of Political Science

Dept of Political Science

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2013

Research summary

My current research interests include authoritarian regimes, protests, and civil wars with a methodological focus on forecasting, spatial econometrics, and network analysis. Recent publications have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Political Science Research and Methods.

Teaching summary


Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | 2014


I am currently Associate Professor at University College London in the Department of Political Science. My research focuses on the strategic nature of civil conflicts and the prediction of its dynamics. Previously, I was a Post-doc at Duke University in the Department of Political Science. I received my PhD in Government from the University of Essex. My work has been awarded the Stuart Bremer Award (Peace Science Assocation), the Dina Zinnes Award (International Studies Association), and the Best Paper Award in the Conflict Processes Section (American Political Science Association).