Nawra Maqbool al Lawati

Post Graduate Research Student


Nawra received her BSc in Economics from Sultan Qaboos University in 2013 and completed her MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics in 2015. She has since then been working as a lecturer at the department of Political Science at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Women’s Political Engagement and Influence in Oman”

Dr. Raul Gomez (Primary) 

Nawra’s research is focused on how women influence politics in the Gulf, using Oman as a case study. She looks at different means of women’s political engagement, ranging from professional electoral participation to other types of political involvement such as participation in women’s associations and lobbying for women’s issues.

Research Funding

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Publications & Research 

Refereed Journal Article: Buttrof, G., Al lawati, N., & Welborne, B. (in press, 2018). Cursed No More? The Resource Curse: Gender, and Labor Nationalization Policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council. The Journal of Arabian Studies.

Issue Brief: Buttorff, G, Welborne, B, & al-Lawati, N. (2018) Measuring Female Labor Force Participation in the GCC. Issue brief no. 01.18.18. Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston, Texas

Conference Paper: Buttrof, G., Al lawati, N., & Welborne, B. (2016, November). Revisiting the Oil Curse and Gender Equality.   Middle East Studies Association, Boston, Massachusetts