Department of International Affairs and Graduate Faculty in the Gulf Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr Steven Wright
Steven Wright, M.A., Ph.D., FRAS
Dr. Steven Wright is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Gulf Studies with the Department of International Affairs, and is the Associate Dean for Planning and Quality Assurance for the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr Wright is also a Graduate Faculty member with the Gulf Studies Program. Dr. Wright has previously served as Head of the Department of International Affairs from 2010-2012.
Dr Wright has held research fellowships at the London School of Economics, Exeter University and also University of Durham where he was the Sir William Luce Research Fellow. He is also a Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of the United Kingdom.
His areas of research focus on the politics and international relations of the GCC, in addition to US foreign policy and energy security. He has authored several publications concerning the International Relations and Politics of the GCC States. These publications include the following books: The United States and Persian Gulf Security (Reading, Ithaca: 2007) and co-editor of Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies (Reading, Ithaca: 2007). In addition to this, he was previously the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge).
Dr Wright received his Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Social and Political Science from the University of London, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the University of Durham.
Politics, Society and International Relations of the GCC
US Foreign Policy and International Security