2020 applicants

Dr Federica Genovese

Senior Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Federica Genovese
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874106

  • Location

    5.425, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    AU Monday 1.30-3pm SP/SU Monday 2-4pm



Federica Genovese joined the Department of Government in 2014. She previously was as a postdoctoral fellow and the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) Lead for the Quantitative Social Sciences, University of Essex. She has a PhD in political science from University of Konstanz, an MA from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BA from University of Toronto. Her research focuses on international organizations and international political economy, with particular attention to environmental policy, economic interdependence and international crises.


  • PhD University of Konstanz, (2013)

  • Masters SAIS Johns Hopkins University, (2010)

  • Bachelors (Hon) University of Toronto, (2008)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (31/8/2014 - 30/9/2019)

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Eastern ARC Quantitative Social Sciences Lead, University of Essex, University of Essex (1/9/2014 - 30/9/2019)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Scientific Reasoning for the Social Sciences (GV110)

  • Environmental Politics (GV591)

Previous supervision

Christoph Dworschak
Christoph Dworschak
Thesis title: Security Forces in Conflict: Composition, Specialisation, and Effectiveness in Counterinsurgency and Peacekeeping Operations
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/7/2020


Journal articles (13)

Genovese, F., Market Responses to Global Governance: International Climate Cooperation and Europe’s Carbon Trading. Business and Politics, 1-33

Genovese, F. and Bayer, P., Beliefs about Climate Action Consequences under Weak Global Institutions: Sectors, Home Bias, and International Embeddedness. Global Environmental Politics

Genovese, F., (2020). Domestic sources of ‘mild’ positions on international cooperation: Italy and global climate policy. Italian Political Science. 15 (1)

Genovese, F. and Schneider, G., (2020). Smoke with Fire: Financial Crises and the Demand for Parliamentary Oversight in the European Union.. The Review of International Organizations. 15 (3), 633-655

Bechtel, MM., Genovese, F. and Scheve, KF., (2019). Interests, Norms, and Support for the Provision of Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate Cooperation. British Journal of Political Science. 49 (4), 1333-1355

Genovese, F. and Tvinnereim, E., (2019). Who Opposes Climate Regulation? Business Preferences for the European Emission Trading Scheme. Review of International Organizations. 14 (3), 511-542

Genovese, F., (2019). Sectors, Pollution, and Trade: How Industrial Interests Shape Domestic Positions on Global Climate Agreements. International Studies Quarterly. 63 (4), 819-836

Genovese, F., (2019). Politics @Pontifex: International Crises and Political Patterns of Papal Tweets. PS: Political Science and Politics. 52 (1), 7-13

Bechtel, MM., Genovese, F. and Scheve, KF., (2019). Interests, Norms and Support for the Provision of Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate Co-operation. British Journal of Political Science. 49 (4), 1333-1355

Genovese, F., Kern, FG. and Martin, C., (2017). Policy Alteration: Rethinking Diffusion Processes when Policies have Alternatives. International Studies Quarterly. 61 (2), 236-252

Genovese, F., Schneider, G. and Wassmann, P., (2016). The Eurotower Strikes Back. Comparative Political Studies. 49 (7), 939-967

Genovese, F., (2015). Politics ex cathedra: Religious authority and the Pope in modern international relations. Research & Politics. 2 (4), 205316801561280-205316801561280

Genovese, F., (2014). States? interests at international climate negotiations: new measures of bargaining positions. Environmental Politics. 23 (4), 610-631

Books (1)

Genovese, F., Weak States at Global Climate Negotiations. Cambridge University Press. 9781108800051

Grants and funding


The sectoral politics of climate policy: Domestic conflict and UK public support for ambitious climate action

The Carnegie Trust (for the Universities of Scotland)


Climatic vulnerability, compensation mechanisms and support for climate policies in India

University of Essex (GCRF)


Geographic Proximity, Emotions and Immigration Attitudes in Southern Italy

British Academy


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5.425, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

AU Monday 1.30-3pm SP/SU Monday 2-4pm