Dr Lucy McDermott

Postgraduate Research Student
BSc, MSc

Academic and research departments

Department of Politics.


My research project

University roles and responsibilities

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Engagement Forum Chair (2018-)
  • Postgraduate Research Representative for the Department of Politics (2018-)
  • Postgraduate Taught Representative for the Department of Politics (2016-2017)

    My qualifications

    BSc International Relations
    University of Surrey
    MSc International Relations
    University of Surrey

    Affiliations and memberships

    British International Studies Association


    In the media

    ISIS use of women and children as human shields
    Guest Speaker
    Voice of Islam Radio


    Research interests

    Indicators of esteem

    • University of Surrey FASS Studentship (Four years full time scholarship)  

    • University of Surrey FASS Festival of Research 2018 Poster Competition 1st Place Winner

    • British International Studies Association (BISA) Gendering International Relations Working Group (GIRWG) Conference Bursary (2018)

    Conference Papers 

    'Emasculating the Enemy: A Critical Frame Analysis of British Media Reporting of Kurdish Female Fighters' BISA GIRWG, University of Newcastle. 27 April 2018. 

    'Birthing on the Frontline and Other Tales of Military Masculinity', (co-author R. Guerrina) ECPG, Amsterdam. July 2019.