Gorana is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Sydney. Her thesis explores the link between dynamics of ethnonationalist mobilization and regional spread of conflicts. Her research is complementary to an Australian Research Council-funded project "Political Institutions, War, and Peace: Global and Regional Dynamics".
Gorana holds a Master of International Studies degree from the University of Sydney, where she graduated in 2010 and was awarded the Hedley Bull Prize for Postgraduate Coursework. Gorana graduated summa cum laude from the University of Zagreb in 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Macroeconomics. Her undergraduate degree was partially completed at the National University of Singapore where she was an exchange student.
Gorana has been affiliated with the US Studies Centre since 2011, and has tutored for USSC2603 Americanism and Anti-Americanism and USSC2601 US in the World. In 2012, she was awarded the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials.
In between her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Gorana worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia. In recent times she has also been a part-time producer and journalist for SBS Radio in Sydney.
Author's website: Gorana Grgic Staff Profile