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Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott
Dr Lucy Abbott
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
3.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0) 131 6508254
Research Interests
Regionalism, Public Sphere, The Gulf States, Process Tracing, International Relations, Democratic Theory

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • 2-4pm Wednesdays during semester

Co-ordinator The Contemporary Middle East Series

Research Day: TUESDAYS during Semester 1 2019; MONDAYS during Semester 2 2020

Teaching (2019-20)

  • Gulf Politics (Course Organiser)
  • Middle East in International Relations (Lecturer)
  • Comparative Politics in a Globalised World (Lecturer)


PhD, St. Chad's College, University of Durham

MA International Relations, Ustinov College, University of Durham

BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University College, University of Durham

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Personal Biography

Lucy joined PIR in 2017 from the University of Oxford where she lectured in Middle East Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations. During her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted fieldwork in the Middle East.