Dr Kathryn Robison

Lecturer in American StudiesUnited States Studies Centre

Kathryn Robison is a Lecturer in American Studies at the United States Studies Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Space Governance. She holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Alabama, a BA in American Studies from Youngstown State University, and a dual BA in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona.
Dr Kathryn Robison
Biography

Kathryn Robison is a Lecturer in American Studies at the United States Studies Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Space Governance (ACSG). She holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Alabama, a BA in American Studies from Youngstown State University, and a dual BA in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona.

Kathryn specialises in the role of political communication in the formation and dissemination of US space policy at both the domestic and international level. Kathryn also has expertise in the areas of political communication, behaviour, and public opinion. Together with her colleagues at the ACSG, published the first comprehensive survey of Australian public opinion on space.

Kathryn is passionate about mentoring and giving back to her community. She is an active volunteer in the space sector currently serves as the Vice Chair of Workforce Development for the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme and Space Education and Outreach Committees. Kathryn is part of the UN’s Space4Women Network, the Launchpad Mentorship Programme at IAF, and was nominated by NASA to receive recognition as an IAF Young Space Leader in 2021. She is also a regular contributor to the Talking Space podcast.