Dr. Lucy J. Parry, PhD Language Center Tutor

Dr. Lucy J. Parry, PhD

Lucy J. Parry has worked at the Language Center since moving to Vienna in 2017. Prior to joining Webster, she worked at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra in Australia, where she remains an Associate. Lucy is also a Research Associate with Participedia, a global and crowdsourced project documenting and analyzing participatory democracy. Alongside a range of academic publications, Lucy has authored blogs around her research interests and was one of the founding editors of BroadAgenda with the Australian gender equality research foundation, 50/50 by 2030.

Lucy holds a doctorate in Politics from the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include deliberative democracy, democratic innovations, representation, and animal protection. Lucy's research covers both political theory and empirical social science, and she specializes in Q methodology, a hybrid method using both qualitative and quantitative elements, to study subjectivity. 

At the Language Center, Lucy draws on her research experience and academic background to collaborate with students on academic writing tasks and encourage students to become rigorous, critical thinkers and writers. She particularly enjoys supporting students with planning and writing their theses, and interpreting and integrating academic sources. 


Selection of recent publications