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Mary Fitzgerald 

Associate Researcher

Mary Fitzgerald is a Marseille-based researcher specialising in Libya and the wider Mediterranean. She has worked on Libya since 2011 – initially as a journalist – and lived there in 2014. A non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC and associate fellow at ICSR, King’s College London, she has worked for the International Crisis Group, European Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States Institute of Peace among others. Her writing on Libya has appeared in the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, and the Guardian. She is a contributing author to an edited volume on the Libyan uprising and its aftermath published by Hurst/Oxford University Press in 2015. She is a contributing author to a forthcoming volume on violence and social transformation in post-Gaddafi Libya.

Areas of expertise: Political, economic and security dynamics in Libya; the climate-energy nexus in Libya and the wider Mediterranean; Europe-Africa relations; Islamism and Salafism.