Dr Gorana Grgic

Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy

Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. In 2021, Gorana was a Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies in 2018-2019. Gorana is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

Gorana’s research interests include US politics and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, conflict resolution and democratisation. She is the author of a monograph Ethnic Conflict in Asymmetric Federations (Routledge 2017) and her articles have been published in premier academic journals such as World Politics, Geopolitics, International Negotiation and others.

Gorana strongly believes in translating scholarly work in order to help improve public debate and decision making in all aspects of domestic politics and international affairs. She has consulted government and corporate entities in Australia, United States and Europe. She has been a regular political analyst for the ABC News Australia and has had work published in a number of leading Australian and international media outlets and policy institutes.

Prior to her academic career, Gorana worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia and Special Broadcasting Service in Australia.

Areas of expertise

  • US-Europe relations
  • US politics and elections
  • US foreign policy, defence and strategy