Grazia (Grace) Scoppio
PhD Education (U of T), MA (Université Stendhal Grenoble), BA.H (U of T)
RMC & Political Studies
Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio is a Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), is cross-appointed in the Queen’s University Department of Political Studies, and is a fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s. She has been selected as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University, in Vermont, US. During her residency at Norwich, from January to May 2021, her research will focus on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective. Dr. Scoppio was the Dean of Continuing Studies at RMC from 2017 to 2020 after having served as Associate Dean from 2013 to 2016. Between 2002 and 2013, she held appointments at the Canadian Defence Academy and the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute (CFLI).
Dr. Scoppio is an active member of various academic societies including the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada, where she has been part of the Executive since 2001.
From 2014 to 2017, she was the French Editor of the bilingual, peer-reviewed, international journal Comparative and International Education, jointly with the English Editor, Dr. Marianne Larsen from Western University. In 2013, the Commander of Military Personnel Command was awarded the CFLI, of which she was a member, a commendation in recognition of CFLI’s development and implementation of a series of leadership programs for Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2018, she was a member of the first Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship Selection Committee for the Halifax International Security Forum. Because of her expertise, Dr. Scoppio is often contacted to provide contributions to the media and to testify before Parliamentary committees.
Current Research and Projects
Dr. Scoppio’s current research is on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective.