Dr. Steven Wright's Bio

Dr. Steven Wright's Bio

Steven Wright is an Associate Professor of International Relations and an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar. He previously served as an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to the Head of the Department of International Affairs at Qatar University. His areas of research focus are on the international relations and political economy of the Arab Gulf states, energy geopolitics, in addition to U.S. foreign policy towards the Gulf region. He has held research fellowships at the London School of Economics (LSE), Exeter University and also at the University of Durham. He received his undergraduate degree in Social and Political Science from the University of London, and his graduate degrees in International Relations from the University of Durham.

Research Interests

International relations and political economy of the Arab Gulf states; energy geopolitics; U.S. foreign policy towards the Gulf region

Experiences

2017-Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University (Qatar).

2017-Present Associate Professor of International Relations
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University (Qatar).

2013-2017 Associate Professor of International Relations and Gulf Studies
College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University (Qatar).

2012-2016 Associate Dean for Planning and Quality Assurance
College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University (Qatar).

2011-2012 Head of Department
Department of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University (Qatar).

2010-2011 Acting Head of Department
Department of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University (Qatar).

2010-13 Honorary Research Fellow
Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University (United Kingdom).

2010 Research Fellow
(LSE) London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).

2007-2013 Assistant Professor of International Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University (Qatar).

2006 Sir William Luce Research Fellow
Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham (United Kingdom).

2005-2006 Teaching Assistant
Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham (United Kingdom).

2005-2006 Teaching Assistant
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle (United Kingdom).

2003-2005 College Tutor and Warden
Hatfield College, University of Durham (United Kingdom).

Education

2001-2006 Ph.D. in International Relations, University of Durham (United Kingdom)

2000-2001 M.A. in International Studies, University of Durham (United Kingdom)

1997-2000 B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology with Political Science, University of London, Royal Holloway College (United Kingdom)

A Selection of Dr. Steven Wright's Publications

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