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Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott
Dr Lucy Abbott
Career Development Fellow
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, Jordan, Critical Theory, Historical sociology

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • From Sept 10th 2018: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12:00.

Programme Director MSc International Relations of the Middle East

Programme Director MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic

Co-ordinator The Contemporary Middle East Series

Research Day: TUESDAYS during Semester 2 2019

Guidance and Feedback Hours: Wednesdays 10-12 

Teaching (2018-19)

  • 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.  


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

PhD in Politics; MSc (R) Politics