Dr Jennifer Cassidy

Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy

Dr. Jennifer A Cassidy is a Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford. She was awarded her DPhil from the University of Oxford which centred on the evolving topic of Digital Diplomacy. Her work looked exclusively at how diplomats and Ministries of Foreign Affairs use social media platforms during times of political crises.

In 2017, Jennifer produced the first edited volume on Gender and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (Routledge). The volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and crafts for its readers a global narrative of understanding relating to their current and historical role within it.

Jennifer has served as a diplomatic attaché to Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Headquarters (United Nations in New York and Head Quarters in Dublin) and the European External Action Service to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Jennifer regularly contributes to public debate, providing political commentary and analysis to international media outlets on issues surrounding Brexit, digital diplomacy, and the role of gender in the political and diplomatic sphere.

In the media
Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group

Dr Cassidy teaches on the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy - on the Global Governance and Diplomacy Core Course and options on Diplomacy and International Law and Gender and Diplomacy.

She has also taught International Relations (Undergraduate Level), Politics of the European Union (Undergraduate Level), International Relations during the Inter – War Period (Undergraduate Level).

Research Students supervised

Books and monographs

Cassidy, Jennifer (ed) (2017) 'Gender and Diplomacy', London: Routledge

Journal articles and special issues


Cassidy, Jennifer (with C Bjola, I Manor) (2019) 'Digital Public Diplomacy. Business As Usual or Paradigm Shift?'. In N Snow, N Cull (eds) Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy , Routledge

Working papers

02 December, 2016
ODID researchers co-host workshop on Twitter diplomacy at UN Office in Geneva
17 Jan, 2017
'Trump’s undiplomatic Twitter diplomacy isn’t a joke – it’s a catastrophic risk'. DPhil Jennifer Cassidy co-authors piece for The Conversation
Research interests:

Digital diplomacy, gender, diplomatic law, cyber security, nationalism.