Federica Genovese

Professor of Political Science and International Relations
International Relations Network
Government and Politics Network
St Antony's College
Office address
DPIR, Room 138, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ.

Federica Genovese is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

She joined St Antony's College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford in January 2024. Previously, she worked at the Government Department at University of Essex (2014-2023). She has a PhD from University of Konstanz,  a MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Hon BA University of Toronto. In the past she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and an academic visitor at Nuffield College in Oxford and Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.

Her research focuses on international and comparative political economy, with particular attention to climate politics and policy, globalisation, redistribution and the politics of crises in Europe, but not exclusively.

Her writings have been published with Cambridge University Press and in American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organisations, among other outlets. Her work has been supported by various foundations including the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust, and the Leverhulme Trust, which awarded her a Research Leadership Award in 2023.



Federica Genovese. 2020. Weak States at Global Climate NegotiationsCambridge University Press.

Federica Genovese and Salvatore Vassallo (co-eds). Politica in Italia 2023Il Mulino.


Abel Brodeur, Kevin Esterling, Joerg Ankel-Peters, Natalia S. Bueno, Scott Desposato, Anna Dreber, Federica Genovese, Donald P. Green, Matthew Hepplewhite, Fernando Hoces de la Guardia, Magnus Johannesson, Andreas Kotsadam, Edward Miguel, Yamil R. Velez, Lauren Young. 2024. Promoting Reproducibility and Replicability in Political Science. Research & Politics, 11(1): 1-8  

Federica Genovese. 2024. The Politics of Sea Migrants in Southern Europe: Public Attitudes and Policy Implications. Mediterranean Politics.

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

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

Federica Genovese and Héctor Hermida Rivera. 2022. Government Ideology and Bailout Conditionality in the European Financial Crisis. International Interactions, 48(5): 897-935.

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

Federica Genovese. 2021. Market Responses to Global Governance: International Climate Cooperation and Europe's Carbon TradingBusiness and Politics, 23(1): 91-123.

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

Federica Genovese and Gerald Schneider. 2020. Smoke with Fire: Financial Crises and the Demand for Parliamentary Oversight in the European Union. Review of International Organizations, 15(3), 633-665.

Federica Genovese. 2020. Domestic sources of “mild” positions on international cooperation: Italy and global climate policyItalian Political Science, 15(1):1-19.

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

Michael M. Bechtel, Federica Genovese and Kenneth Scheve. 2019. Interests, Norms, and Support for the Provision of Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate CooperationBritish Journal of Political Science, 49(4), 1333-1355.

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

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

Federica Genovese,  Florian Kern and  Christian Martin. 2017. Policy Alteration: Rethinking Diffusion Processes when Policies have Alternatives. International Studies Quarterly, 61:2, 236-252.

Federica Genovese, Gerald Schneider and Pia Wassmann. 2016. The Eurotower Strikes Back: Crises, Adjustments and Europe's Austerity Protests. Comparative Political Studies, 49:7, 939-967.

Federica Genovese. 2015. 'Politics Ex Cathedra': Religious Authority and the Pope in Modern International Relations. Research & Politics, 2:4, 1-15.

Federica Genovese. 2014. States' Interests at International Climate Negotiations: New Measures of Bargaining PositionsEnvironmental Politics, 23:4, 610-631.