Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

PHD student, La Trobe University

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at La Trobe University researching peace processes in civil wars. She has worked with a range of NGOs, including the IWDA, World Vision, ActionAid, Oxfam Australia and the Centre for Public Policy at Melbourne University, and is a co-founder of the Melbourne Free University. She has published on issues of war and peace, gender, feminism, and human security.


  • 2009–present
    Tutor, Politics and International Relations Program, La Trobe University
  • 2010–present
    Co-founder and Convenor, Melbourne Free University


  • 2009 
    La Trobe University, PhD Candidate
  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)