Mary Fitzgerald is a researcher and consultant specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She has worked on Libya for more than a decade, initially as a journalist. She lived there in 2014. Mary has conducted research on Libya for the International Crisis Group, the United States Institute of Peace, the European Council on Foreign Relations and the European Institute of the Mediterranean among others. Her areas of focus include Libya’s political transition and its energy sector. She has also researched the country’s Islamist currents.
Mary has consulted for a number of international organizations working in Libya including in the areas of peace building and civil society. She regularly briefs European and US officials on developments in the country. As a journalist, her reporting on Libya appeared in publications including the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker online, the Financial Times, and the Guardian. She has also published commentaries in Politico and World Politics Review. She is a contributing author to an edited volume on Libya’s 2011 uprising and its aftermath published by Hurst/Oxford University Press.