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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.