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Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott
Dr Lucy Abbott
Career Development Fellow; Programme Director MSc International Relations of the Middle East; Programme Director MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic
3.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0) 131 6508254
Research Interests
IR and the Middle East, Regionalism, Public Sphere, The Gulf States, Jordan, Process Tracing

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Spring 2018, Tuesdays: 3.30-5.30

Research Day

Research day will be on Mondays during Spring Semester 2018

Teaching (2017-18)

  • Middle East in International Relations (co-Course Organiser)
  • Comparative Politics in a Globalised World (Lecturer)
  • Political Thinkers (Lecturer)
  • Research Design (Lecturer)


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

MA International Relations, Ustinov College, University of Durham

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

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Personal Biography

Lucy joined Politics and IR 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.