Mary Fitzgerald is a researcher and consultant specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She has reported on and researched Libya since February 2011 and lived there in 2014. She has conducted research on Libya for the International Crisis Group, European Council on Foreign Relations, European University Institute and United States Institute of Peace among others. She has consulted for a number of international organisations working in Libya including in the areas of peace building, local governance, and civil society. She has worked on wider initiatives with UNESCO, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the British Council and other cultural organisations. She has a particular interest in memorialisation processes in post-conflict and divided societies and contributed to the 2020 UN Special Rapporteur report on memorialisation. As a journalist, her work has appeared in publications including the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Irish Times. She began her career reporting on Northern Ireland for domestic and international media, covering the paramilitarism and sectarianism that endured beyond the 1998 peace agreement. She is an Associate Fellow at ICSR, King's College London, and a Trustee of Friends of Europe. She is a contributing author to "The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath" an edited volume published by Hurst/Oxford University Press.