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Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, UCL

Julie Norman is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at UCL where she specialises in US politics. She publishes widely on security, conflict, and foreign policy, especially as regards the Middle East, and her research interests include polarisation, social movements, and political violence. She also works as a policy consultant, providing research-based recommendations to the UN, British Council, US Institute of Peace (USIP), and other governmental bodies and NGOs. She is the host of the podcast, "The Julie Norman Show," and a frequent contributor on US politics to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.


  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, UCL
  • 2015–2019
    Research fellow, QUB
  • 2012–2015
    Visiting assistant professor, McGill University


  • 2009 
    American University, Washington DC, PhD, International Relations