Professor Federica Genovese

Department of Government
Professor Federica Genovese
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874106

  • Location

    5.425, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Friday 12:30-14:30



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

  • Reader, University of Essex (1/10/2021 - present)

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - 30/9/2021)

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

Other academic

  • Postgraduate Research (PhD) Director, Government, University of Essex (1/8/2020 - present)

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

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Economy of Development in the Global South (GV315)

  • Environmental Politics (GV591)

  • Foundations of Public Policy (GV923)

Previous supervision

Lorenzo Crippa
Lorenzo Crippa
Thesis title: State Sovereignty and Multinational Crime. How Private Networks Extend State Prohibition of Corporate Bribery Beyond Borders
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/2/2023
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 (18)

Genovese, F. and Hermida Rivera, H., Government Ideology and Bailout Conditionality in the European Financial Crisis. International Interactions

Genovese, F., McAlexander, R. and Urpelainen, J., (2023). Institutional Roots of International Alliances: Party Groupings and Position Similarity at Global Climate Negotiations. Review of International Organizations. 18 (2), 329-359

Genovese, F. and Vassallo, S., (2023). Ideological polarization, policy continuity: back to the majoritarian principle?. Contemporary Italian Politics. 15 (2), 124-139

Genovese, F., (2023). Empathy, Geography and Immigration: Political Framing of Sea Migrant Arrivals in European Media. European Union Politics. 24 (4), 771-784

Gaikwad, N., Genovese, F. and Tingley, D., (2022). Creating Climate Coalitions: Mass Preferences for Compensating Vulnerability in the World's Two Largest Democracies. American Political Science Review. 116 (4), 1165-1183

Genovese, F., (2021). Market Responses to Global Governance: International Climate Cooperation and Europe’s Carbon Trading. Business and Politics. 23 (1), 91-123

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

Genovese, F. and Bayer, P., (2020). Beliefs about Climate Action Consequences under Weak Global Institutions: Sectors, Home Bias, and International Embeddedness. Global Environmental Politics. 20 (4), 28-50

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 (2)

Genovese, F. and Vassallo, S., (2023). Politica in Italia. Il Mulino

Genovese, F., (2020). Weak States at Global Climate Negotiations. Cambridge University Press. 9781108800051

Other (3)

Genovese, F., (2022).Origins and Patterns of Informal Organizations for International Governance. International Studies Review. 24(1),Oxford University Press (OUP)

Genovese, F. and Schneider, G., (2021).Parliamentary Oversight of EU Institutions during Crises

Genovese, F., Scheve, K. and Stasavage, D., (2016).Comparative Income Taxation Database

Grants and funding


Varieties of Climate Vulnerability: Assessing Socio-Economic and Political Risks in the Anthropocene

Leverhulme Trust


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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