Research Associate, United States Studies Centre
Jennifer S. Hunt is a Lecturer at the National Security College at ANU.
Her research portfolio examines the interplay between defence, energy and economic issues, with a focus on the US and the Arab Gulf. She has published on comparative energy security policy in the US and Australia, the geopolitics of energy markets, and economic and political transitions in the Arab Gulf. Hunt has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East. From 2011-2012, she was a visiting researcher at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. She has also attended the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi and studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute in Jordan.
Hunt earned a PhD in International Security from the University of Sydney, where her thesis won an Honourable Mention for the national APSA Best PhD Thesis Prize. She also holds a Master’s Degree in International Security from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she was captain of the Women’s Sabre Fencing team.
Along with her academic areas of specialisation, Hunt also publishes on applied research methods. Together with Dr Zina O’Leary, Workplace Research: Conducting Small Scale Applied Research, was published by Sage in 2016.