Stephanie Martel

Stéphanie Martel

Associate Professor


PhD (Université de Montréal)

Political Studies

International Relations

Associate Professor

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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. 

Stéphanie Martel would be interested in supervising graduate students in the areas of 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; and Asia-Pacific IR.

Brief Biography

Stéphanie Martel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies, and 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 Asia/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.


For detailed information about political studies courses and instructors, please refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate pages. 

Service (2023/2024)

  • Appointments Committee
  • Departmental Committee

Selected Publications


Research Highlight with Stéphanie Martel

Associate Professor Stéphanie Martel (International Relations) discusses her current research on the global Women, Peace, and Security agenda, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and Indo-Pacific regions.