Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky

Stéfanie von Hlatky


Full Professor, Political Studies


613 533-6000 X77183

Dunning Hall, #108


Stéfanie von Hlatky is the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Security, and the Armed Forces and Full Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on NATO, gender and the armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy.

She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Université de Montréal in 2010, where she was also Executive Director for the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. She’s held positions at Georgetown University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College, ETH Zurich and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California’s Centre for Public Diplomacy in 2016.

She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, International Politics, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Armed Forces & Society, Contemporary Security Policy, International Journal, the Journal of Global Security Studies, European Security, Asian Security, as well as the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. She has published a monograph with Oxford University Press titled American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry (2013) and four edited volumes, including The Future of US Extended Deterrence (co-edited with Andreas Wenger), Georgetown University Press (2015) and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies, McGill-Queen’s University Press (2020). Her new book, Deploying Feminism: The Role of Gender in NATO Military Operations was published with Oxford University Press in 2022.

Stéfanie von Hlatky is the co-director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network and the founder of Women in International Security-Canada.

Research Interests:

  • NATO;
  • Gender and the armed forces;
  • Women, Peace, and Security
  • Defence policy;
  • Deterrence; and
  • Military interventions.