Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
Wayne Cox photo

Professor Wayne Cox

Associate Professor
Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C304

Born and raised near Ottawa, Professor Wayne Cox has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from Carleton University, an MA in Political Science from Carleton University, and a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University. He was an Assistant Professor in Politics and Economics at Royal Military College of Canada in the late 1990's before joining Political Studies at Queen’s in 2001. His PhD research was on the Kurdish question in Turkey. 

Wayne's most recent book is the 2010 UBC Press co-edited volume Locating Global Order: American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11, (with Bruno Charbonneau). He also has an interest in post-positivist and critical international relations theory — for example, the co-edited (with Claire Turenne Sjolander) Beyond Positivism: Critical Reflections on International Relations (Lynne Rienner, 1994). He has also published on identity and globalization in the International Political Economy Yearbook series (Lynne Rienner, 1998), the Kurdish question, hegemony and world order, conflict in the Middle East, Canada/US defence relations, Canadian defence policy, and IR scholarship. When not researching or teaching, he has passions for kayaking, writing and recording music, and playing the guitar. 

  • B.A. Carleton University
  • M.A. Carleton University
  • Ph.D. Queen's University

Current Interests/Research:

  • International Relations (IR theory, IPE, critical theory, philosophy of social science, evolution of the field, neogramsican IR),
  • Middle Eastern Politics (the Kurdish question, neoimperialism and post-colonialism, Canada and the Middle East, Turkey and Afghanistan).


Department of Political Studies (Queens University)