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Senior Associate Fellow on the Middle East at RUSI; Associate Professor in Politics & International Relations; Deputy Director of the Centre on US Politics, UCL

Julie Norman is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at UCL, Deputy Director of the UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP), and a Senior Associate Fellow on the Middle East and International Security at RUSI. She publishes widely on US politics, Middle East politics, security, conflict, and foreign policy, 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 to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.


  • 2021–2023
    Associate professor, UCL
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, UCL
  • 2015–2019
    Research fellow, QUB
  • 2012–2015
    Visiting assistant professor, McGill University


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