Stephanie Martel

Stéphanie Martel

Assistant Professor


PhD (Université de Montréal)

Political Studies

International Relations

Arts and Science

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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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Scientific Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, and incoming Director of the Network for Strategic Analysis (Réseau d’analyse stratégique). She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. Her research is on multilateral diplomacy and regional security governance, with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Indo-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, and The Pacific Review, among others. She is the author of Enacting the Security Community: ASEAN’s Never-Ending Story (2022, Stanford University Press). Dr. Martel regularly represents Canada in various expert diplomacy mechanisms and policy dialogues on issues of Indo-Pacific security, including the ASEAN Regional Forum's Eminent and Expert Persons Group and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. She is 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.