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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.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Terrorism, Security and Society Research Award, 2013
  • Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2011
  • University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award, 2011
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2010
  • DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Doctoral Scholarship, 2005
  • Canada-US Fulbright Scholarship, 2001
Conflict and Security
Conflict and Security
  • Ph.D, Brown University, 2006
  • M.A., Brown University, 2003
  • B.A. (Hons), University of Toronto, 2001


  • Kitchen, Veronica. 2016. “Veterans and military masculinity in popular romance fiction”. Critical Military Studies. 1-18.
  • Kitchen, Veronica. 2015. “The Ethics of Mega-Event Security: When the World Comes to Visit”. Unsettled Balance. Edited by Rosalind Warner. UBC Press.
  • Kitchen, Veronica M. and Kimberly Rygiel. 2015. “Integrated Security Networks: Less, Not More Accountability”. Putting the State on Trial: The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit. Edited by Margaret Beare, Nathalie Des Rosiers, and Abigail C. Deshman. UBC Press.
  • Kitchen, Veronica, and Adam Molnar. 2015. “The Promise and Perils of Integrated Models of Public Safety in Canada”. Researching Terror Networks: From Radicalization to Counter-Terrorism Policies. Edited by Martin Bouchard. Routledge.
  • Kitchen, Veronica, and Kim Rygiel. 2014. “Privatizing Security, Securitizing Policing: The Case of the G20 in Toronto, Canada”. International Political Sociology.82: 201-217.
  • Dunton, Caroline and Veronica Kitchen. 2014. “Paradiplomatic policing and relocating Canadian foreign policy”. International Journal. 69 (2).
  • Kitchen, Veronica. 2012. “Where is Internationalism? Canada-US Relations in the Context of the Global and the Local”. Canada in the World. Edited by H. Smith and C. Turenne-Sjolander. Oxford University Press.
  • Kitchen, Veronica. 2010. “NATO’s Out-of-Area Norm from Suez to Afghanistan”. Journal of Transatlantic Studies.
    8 (2): 105-117.
  • Kitchen, Veronica and Karthika Sasikumar. 2009. “Canada (En)Counters Terrorism: US-Canada Relations and Counter-Terrorism Policy”. Terrorism and Political Violence. 21 (1): 155-173.
  • Kitchen, Veronica. 2009. “Argument and Identity Change in the Atlantic Security Community”. Security Dialogue. 40 (1).
  • Kitchen, Veronica and Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp. 2008. “Canada-Germany Relations: Essays in Honour of Robert Spencer”. International Journal. 63 (3): 527-531.

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