Veronica Kitchen

Associate Professor
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Areas of specialization

  • Security studies (critical security studies, feminist security studies)
  • National security
  • Counter-terrorism
  • International Relations
  • Canada-US relations


BA (Toronto), MA (Brown), PhD (Brown)

Veronica M. Kitchen is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and in the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research is primarily on national security in a Canadian context, from the perspective of critical and feminist security studies. Her most recent book is Heroism and Global Politics (Routledge, 2018), co-edited with Jennifer Mathers.

Kitchen is an executive member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) and in 2018-2019 was its Acting Director. She is an active member of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada, and part of the editorial board of International Journal.

Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Kitchen was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre of International Relations at the University of British Columbia. She completed her PhD in political science at Brown University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Recent Publications

Kitchen, Veronica and Jennifer Mathers, editors. Heroism in Global Politics. Routledge, 2018.

Kitchen, Veronica. "Veterans and military masculinity in popular romance fiction." Critical Military Studies (2016): 1-18.

Kitchen, V. “The Ethics of Mega-Event Security: When the World Comes to Visit” in Unsettled Balance ed. Rosalind Warner, UBC Press 2015.

Kitchen, Veronica M. and Kimberly Rygiel, “Integrated Security Networks: Less, Not More Accountability” Putting the State on Trial: The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit eds. Margaret Beare, Nathalie Des Rosiers, and Abigail C. Deshman. UBC Press, 2015.

Kitchen, Veronica, and Adam Molnar. “The Promise and Perils of Integrated Models of Public Safety in Canada.” In Researching Terror Networks: From Radicalization to Counter-Terrorism Policies, edited by Martin Bouchard. Routledge, 2015.

For a full list of publications and activity please see Dr. Kitchen's Curriculum Vitae (PDF).


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