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Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt

BA (Hons), UNC; MintSec, PhD, Sydney
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Rm 3042
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Dr. Jennifer Hunt has published on the geopolitics of oil markets, energy security policy in the US and Australia, as well as economic, business and political transitions in the Arab Gulf. She also writes on research methods including quantitative methods, social media analysis, online data mining and big data visualisation. Her new book, Research Methods for Small Projects Within Organisations, co-authored by Dr. Zina O'Leary is due out by Sage (London) publishing in 2016.

Dr. Hunt earned a PhD from the University of Sydney Business School and was the first recipient of the Master’s Degree in International Security from the University of Sydney. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she was captain of the Women’s Sabre Fencing team and completed her private pilot's license.

From 2011-2012, Jennifer was a visiting researcher at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. As part of her research, she also attended the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi, and studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute in Jordan.

She currently teaches in the Sydney Business School, Centre for International Security Studies, US Studies Centre and Department of Government & International Relations.

Newsroom articles

  • Jennifer Hunt on ABC TV 18 Jan 2016

    ABC TV

    Dr Jennifer Hunt was interviewed on ABC TV Melbourne about the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran following the UN’s confirmation that the country has scaled back its nuclear program.

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Book Section/s

Hunt J 2014 'That Late Unpleasantness: Oman and the Arab Spring' in The Silent Revolution: The Arab Spring and the Gulf States, ed. May Seikaly and Khawla Mattar, Gerlach Press, Berlin, Germany, pp. 145-172 Link


Journal Article/s

Hunt J 2011 'America and the World. Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy', Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, vol.38:3, pp. 460-2


Book Section/s

Hunt J 2010 'Great Expectations: Prospect Theory and Oil Price Volatility in Iran' in Economics of War and Peace: Economic, Legal and Political Perpectives, Emerald, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 107-22

Conference Paper/s

Hunt J 2010 'Rentier State Dynamics in Iran', World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, Spain, 20th July 2010

Hunt J 2010 'Augmenting the Rentier State Theory: Lessons from Prospect Theory', 1st Annual Gulf Research Council Meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9th July 2010


Conference Paper/s

Hunt J 2009 'Prospect Theory: A Useful Lens for Examining oil rents and stability in Iran', Economics of War and Peace Conference, Sydney, Australia, 24th July 2009