Dr Jessica Genauer

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (316)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jessica is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the College of Business, Government and Law. Jessica's research interests include conflict, threat perceptions, and post-conflict institution-building.

Jessica also focuses on curriculum design at the tertiary level, with a particular interest in participatory educational methods to develop graduates' professional and interpersonal competencies including conflict management, leadership and negotiations.

Key interests: conflict, threat-perceptions, institution-building


Jessica hosts a podcast "War in Ukraine: Update from Kyiv" with updates and analysis of the Ukraine conflict, as well as deep dives into issues of warfighting, strategy, negotiations and leadership.


For full list of media and analysis see here: jessicagenauer.com

AUSTRALIAN OUTLOOK Zelenskyy and Putin’s Distinct Understandings of National Identity Will Shape Support for Each Side in 2023 March 2023

ABC The World Today Comment on one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/ukraine-seeks-support-ahead-of-invasion-anniversary/102013972 February 2023

SBS NEWS Comment on the year ahead regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/its-been-a-year-since-russia-launched-its-full-scale-ukraine-invasion-could-it-end-this-year/2458sl97h February 2023

SBS NEWS https://www.sbs.com.au/news/podcast-episode/the-united-states-and-germany-to-send-powerful-tanks-to-ukraine/9q7d3144b January 2023

ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-16/russian-made-missile-hits-poland-nato-response-article-4-5/101659850 November 2022.

ABC News: The World Today Russia's partial mobilization November 2022.

THE CONVERSATION A Struggle Between Normality and Madness: Why Volodymyr Zelesnky's Speeches Have Captured the World's Attention 2 November 2022.

ABC News War in Ukraine 12 October 2022.

SKY News Nuclear weapons, Putin's mobilisation, Belarus and the War in Ukraine October 2022.

SBS News Russian missiles fall on Ukraine, October 2022


Jessica has a doctorate from the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University - graduated 2018

Jessica has a Masters degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem - graduated 2011

Jessica has a Bachelor of Asian Studies from the Australian National University - graduated 2006

Honours, awards and grants

Vice President and Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Innovation Award, 2022. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize the production of digital media to enhance student learning. Jointly awarded to Dr. Luis da Vinha and Dr. Jessica Genauer. College of Business Government and Law, Flinders University.

Key responsibilities

Coordinator of the Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science

Topic coordinator
INTR1006 Introduction to International Relations
INTR2100 Reimagining the Global South
GOVT2001 Nationalism, Populism and Democracy
INTR1102 Modern Asia Since 1945
BUSN7050 Research Methods
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Media expertise
  • Conflict/Disputes
  • Constitution
  • Elections
  • Foreign policy
  • War
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
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