Victoria Cooper is the Research Editor at the United States Studies Centre. Victoria specialises in US domestic politics and elections, as well as political trends and public opinion in both the United States and Australia. Her analysis has been featured across various media outlets including the Australian Financial Review, ABC, the Conversation, the Diplomat and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Victoria was Research and Editorial Assistant to Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe on his fourth book project, Trump's Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2023), which analyses Australia's relationship with the United States during the Trump administration. In 2023, Victoria was an Australian Fellow in the US State Department-sponsored 'Rising Quad Think Tank Opinion Leaders' exchange, and was an Australian Delegate to the Australia-ASEAN Strategic Youth Partnership Forum in 2022. As Research Editor, Victoria combines her experiences working on a range of foreign policy issues with effective research communication strategies to enhance the impact and quality of the Centre's research outputs.
Before joining the Centre, Victoria was Editor-in-Chief of the Young Diplomats Society (2020-22), and worked as a policy reform analyst for numerous government and non-government projects. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, where she was a Dalyell Scholar and a recipient of a Dean's List for Academic Excellence award.