Veronica M. Kitchen is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She research security governance across the global/local divide with a commitment to translating critical perspective into policy relevant analysis. She researches co-operation in national security policing, integration in counter-terrorism bureaucracies, and North American security governance. Other research projects include heroism in global politics (with Jenny Mathers), gender and popular culture in world politics, and the use of simulation in teaching world politics.
Kitchen provides frequent media commentary on subjects related to counter-terrorism and international security. She is an executive member of the Canadian Network on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS), and has recently been Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) for the Department of Political Science, Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the ISA-Canada, and co-lead of the conflict and security research cluster at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Veronica Kitchen completed her PhD in political science at Brown University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, in 2006.