Dr Julie Norman

Senior Associate Fellow


Dr Julie Norman is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at University College London (UCL), where she teaches on Middle East politics, US foreign policy, and political violence.

She is the author of multiple books and articles on political resistance in the Middle East, including The Palestinian Prisoners Movement (Routledge 2021) and The Second Palestinian Intifada (Routledge 2010), and she is writing a forthcoming book on the contemporary history of Gaza. She has also published widely on nonviolence, preventing/combatting violent extremism (P/CVE), peacebuilding, and protracted conflicts.

In addition to her academic writing, she has worked as a consultant with the British Council in Iraq, the UNDP in Lebanon, and NGOs in Egypt and Israel-Palestine. She is also a frequent commentator on Middle East politics, US foreign policy, and international conflict on the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.

She holds a PhD in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC, and a BA from Duke University. She has held teaching positions at McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast, and she has held fellowships at MIT, Dartmouth College, and the University of Notre Dame.

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