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, cultural capability, leadership and negotiations.

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


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

SELECT MEDIA & ANALYSIS - recent and select only

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

ABC NEWS PM. Comment on Zelensky’s visit to the United States. https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/pm/ukraine-drums-up-international-support-ahead-of-winter/102891986 September 2023

ABC NEWS Comment on Ukraine's defence minister being dismissed https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/worldtoday/ukraines-defence-minister-dismissed/102811534 September 2023

ABC NEWS PM Comment on Prigozhin's alleged death and implications for Putin's regime https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/pm/questions-over-future-of-wagner-mercenary-group/102779026 August 2023

Telam Internacional Argentina Comment on possibilty of Ukraine joining NATO https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/will-ukraine-join-nato-/102584966 July 2023

ABC NEWS Comment on the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/will-ukraine-join-nato-/102584966 July 2023

Bloomberg, US Comment on significance of Prgozhin's attempted insurrection https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2023-06-26/jessica-genauer-on-the-latest-on-russia-radio June 2023

9 NEWS Comment on Prigozhin and the Wagner group 'attempted coup' https://www.9news.com.au/world/russia-rebellion-whats-next-for-vladimir-putin/c39f454b-5c69-4352-b0e5-da81e8fb0cab June 2023

ABC The World Today. Comment on control of Bakhmut and fighter jets for Ukraine: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/ukraine-denies-russian-claims-it-s-taken-city-of-bakhmut/102377148 May 2023

SBS News Comment on Finland joining NATO: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/vladimir-putin-was-furious-over-ukraines-nato-hopes-but-on-finlands-its-a-different-story/auwfzmvld April 2023


Doctorate from the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University - graduated 2018

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

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.

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

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

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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