Stéphanie Martel

Stéphanie Martel

Assistant Professor


PhD (Université de Montréal)

Political Studies

International Relations

Arts and Science

Research Interests

International institutions; international security; global governance; security regionalism; multilateral diplomacy; the role of discourse and practice in world politics; Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific. 

Brief Biography

Stéphanie Martel (PhD Université de Montréal) is Assistant Professor of Political Studies – specializing in International Relations – at Queen’s University, where she is also a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and a member of the Board of Directors of the Network for Strategic Analysis (Réseau d’analyse stratégique). Her research focuses 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 peer-reviewed journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Affairs, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, PS: Political Science & Politics, The Pacific Review, Monde Chinois and L’Espace Politique, among others. She is the author of Enacting the Security Community: ASEAN’s Never-Ending Story (2022, Stanford University Press). Dr. Martel serves as a Canadian representative in informal diplomacy dialogues on security and other strategic issues in Asia, including the ASEAN Regional Forum’s Expert and Eminent Persons Group and the Council for Security Cooperation on the Asia-Pacific. She is also a member of the Research Network on Women, Peace and Security.


POLS 360 International Relations Theory (Fall 2022)

POLS 460 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific  (Fall 2022)

POLS 867 Approaches to Global Governance (Winter 2023)

For more details on political studies courses, please refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate pages.

Service (2022/2023)

  • Appointments Committee
  • Equity Issues Committee

Selected Publications

Supervisory Interests

International Relations Theory; constructivist/interpretativist/critical approaches to IR; multilateral diplomacy; regional governance; international/regional institutions; international security; IR in the Global South; security communities; the role of discourse and practice in world politics; discourse analysis; Southeast Asia; Asia-Pacific IR.