Steven Wright
Department of International Affairs and Graduate Faculty in the Gulf Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr Steven Wright
Associate Professor
Associate Dean

Tel: (+974) 4403-6520
Fax:(+974) 4403-4501
swright@qu.edu.qa

Education
 
 
Ph.D. in International Relations                                                    
University of Durham                                                                          
Thesis Title: Analyzing United States Foreign Policy towards the Middle East 1993-2003: Origins and Grand Strategies.
2001-2006
 
 
M.A. in International Studies
University of Durham
Thesis Title: Strategies of Development: An Examination of the Political Economy of Singapore’s Development 1959-2000.
2000-2001
 
 
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology with Political Science                               
University of London
                       
 
1997-2000
Academic Positions
 
 
 
Associate Professor of International Relations and Gulf Studies 
Department of International Affairs and
(Graduate Faculty) Gulf Studies Program, Qatar University
04/2013– Current
 
 
Assistant Professor of International Affairs
Department of International Affairs and
(Graduate Faculty) Gulf Studies Program, Qatar University
03/2007 – 04/2013
 
 
Sir William Luce Research Fellow
University of Durham, School of Government and International Affairs
 
09/2005 – 12/2006
Teaching Assistant (Concurrent)                                                                
University of Durham, School of Government and International Affairs
University of Newcastle, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
09/2005 – 12/2006
 
 
College Tutor
University of Durham, Hatfield College
09/2002 – 07/2005
 
 
Administrative Positions
 
 
 
Associate Dean for Planning and Quality Assurance
Qatar University, College of Arts and Sciences
09/2012 – Current
 
 
Head of Department
Qatar University, Department of International Affairs,
College of Arts and Sciences
08/2010 – 09/2012
 
 
Research Fellowships
 
 
 
Associate Fellow  
Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI)
2012 – Current
 
 
Fellow                
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FRAS)
2011 (Elected)
 
 
Research Fellow 
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
2010
 
 
Honorary Research Fellow  
Exeter University, Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies
2010 – Current
 
 
Sir William Luce Research Fellow  
University of Durham, School of Government and International Affairs
2005
 
 
Scholarships, Awards and Honors
 
 
 
University Teaching Excellence Award
Qatar University, 2010
 
 
 
Sir William Luce Research Fellowship
University of Durham, School of Government and International Affairs, 2005
 
 
 
Honorary Life Member of Hatfield College M.C.R.
University of Durham, Hatfield College, 2005
 
 
 
Barry Northrop Scholars Prize, (Scholarship in Arabic and Islamic Studies)
University of Durham, Hatfield College, 2003
 
 
Barry Northrop Scholars Prize, (Scholarship in Arabic and Islamic Studies)
University of Durham, Hatfield College, 2002
 
 
 
Academic Editorial Experience
 
 
 
Assistant Editor
Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge)
2010 – 2012
 
 
Managing Editor
Durham Middle East Papers (University of Durham)
2003 – 2005