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 is an expert in internationl conflict and provides regular analysis for national and international media outlets on global conflicts. Jessica's research interests include conflict, threat perceptions, and post-conflict institution-building with a focus on the Middle East as well as Russia / Ukraine.

Jessica also focuses on innovative 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 negotiation skills.

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

  • SBS News Comment on on-war in Ukraine https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/in-ukraine-russia-has-made-its-largest-advance-in-nine-months-what-does-it-mean-for-the-war/h2w2obaq2 February
  • Channel News Asia (CNA) Comment on Israel’s ground operation in Gaza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhFX8Dwk6Q January
  • SBS News. Comment on negotiations to release Israeli hostages from Gaza. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/podcast-episode/why-is-tiny-qatar-such-a-major-player-in-the-hamas-israel-negotiations/ae5hfufvu November
  • SKY NEWS. Comment on Israel's ground operation into Gaza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBK3V57H7Q October
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 (majoring in development studies; Vietnamese language; Arabic language)

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

Program Director: Politics and International Relations


- PhD thesis: How do local Chinese populations in Malaysia navigate Taiwanese and PRC influences? Yun Seh Lee

- Honours thesis: How are private military companies employed to achieve national security objectives? Sam Cookson-Butler

- Honours thesis: How can the Bahai'i approach to Peacebuilding inform current approaches? Omid Nikooeighamsari

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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  • Conflict/Disputes
  • Constitution
  • Elections
  • Foreign policy
  • War
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
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