Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
Stéphanie Martel photo

Stéphanie Martel

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C410

Stéphanie Martel is an Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University and a fellow at CIDP. Her research at the intersection of international security and global governance is on multilateral diplomacy, security regionalism, and the role of discourse in the social construction of world politics, with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific. Dr. Martel’s work has been published in The Pacific Review, L’Espace Politique, Monde Chinois, and Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South. She is currently working on a monograph titled Enacting Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific: Discourse in the Making of an ASEAN Community. Dr. Martel co-leads the Asia-Pacific Team (with Brian Job, UBC) within the Defence and Security Foresight Group, a DND-funded network that brings together leading academic experts of international defence and security from across Canada. She is an executive member of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies and an active member of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada. She also acts as a Canadian representative to the ASEAN Regional Forum’s Experts and Eminent Persons Group, and regularly takes part in policy dialogues on regional security in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Queen’s, Dr. Martel was a FRQSC Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (McGill University). She has Ph.D. in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.

  • Ph.D. Université de Montréal

Current Interests/Research:

  • Co-Lead of the defence and Security Foresight (DFS) Group's Asia-pacific team; 
  • Multilateral diplomacy, global security, and the role of discourse in international relations;
  • with a specialization on Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.


Department of Political Studies (Queens University)