Dr Gorana Grgic

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Gorana was awarded a PhD in International Relations at the University of Sydney in 2014. Her doctoral research was complementary to an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project “Political Institutions, War, and Peace: Global and Regional Dynamics.” Gorana holds a Master of International Studies degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Zagreb.

She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate units in US politics and foreign policy, world politics, ethnic politics and international organisations at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia. She has won teaching awards including the University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials (2012) and Teaching Fellowship (2013).

Outside academia, Gorana was a producer and journalist for SBS Radio in Sydney (2011-2014) and intern at the UNDP in Croatia (2008-2009).

She was selected as one of 50 Emerging Leaders to be part of the 2017 EU-Australia Leadership Forum.

Teaching and supervision

  • USSC3601 Public Opinion and Voting in the US
  • USSC6902 US Politics: Presidency and Congress
  • GOVT3989 Divided Societies
  • GOVT2445 American Politics and Foreign Policy

In the media

Gorana has been a regular contributor to media outlets in Australia and abroad, including ABC News, Sky News, Bloomberg and the Guardian, as well as think tanks and policy platforms such as the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australian Institute of International Affairs, European Leadership Network and Stratfor.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Grgic, G. (2017). Ethnic conflict in asymmetric federations: Comparative experience of the former Soviet and Yugoslav regions. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]

Journals

  • Goldsmith, B., Semenovich, D., Sowmya, A., Grgic, G. (2017). Political Competition and the Initiation of International Conflict: A new perspective on the institutional foundations of democratic peace. World Politics: a quarterly journal of international relations, 69(3), 493-531. [More Information]
  • Grgic, G. (2016). America and the Politics of Insecurity. RUSI Journal, 161(6), 74-75. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Grgic, G., Ratcliff, S. (2017). How American Allies React: Elite Sentiment and Foreign Policy Shifts in the Aftermath of US Presidential Elections (2000-2016). The Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2016, Sydney: The Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Grgic, G. (2017). Pivoting Away: US Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans under GW Bush and Obama. ASN World Convention Columbia University, May 4-6, 2017, United States.
  • Grgic, G. (2016). Dayton Lessons: Hopes for Syria? A Guide to Conflict Termination and Nation-Building. The Association for the Study of Nationalities 2016 World Convention - 21st Annual ASN World Convention, New York.

2017

  • Grgic, G. (2017). Ethnic conflict in asymmetric federations: Comparative experience of the former Soviet and Yugoslav regions. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grgic, G., Ratcliff, S. (2017). How American Allies React: Elite Sentiment and Foreign Policy Shifts in the Aftermath of US Presidential Elections (2000-2016). The Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2016, Sydney: The Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Grgic, G. (2017). Pivoting Away: US Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans under GW Bush and Obama. ASN World Convention Columbia University, May 4-6, 2017, United States.
  • Goldsmith, B., Semenovich, D., Sowmya, A., Grgic, G. (2017). Political Competition and the Initiation of International Conflict: A new perspective on the institutional foundations of democratic peace. World Politics: a quarterly journal of international relations, 69(3), 493-531. [More Information]

2016

  • Grgic, G. (2016). America and the Politics of Insecurity. RUSI Journal, 161(6), 74-75. [More Information]
  • Grgic, G. (2016). Dayton Lessons: Hopes for Syria? A Guide to Conflict Termination and Nation-Building. The Association for the Study of Nationalities 2016 World Convention - 21st Annual ASN World Convention, New York.

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