Veronica M. Kitchen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and in the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She researches the global governance of domestic security, focusing on urban security and counterterrorism, security bureaucracies, the ethics of sec...
Veronica M. Kitchen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and in the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She researches the global governance of domestic security, focusing on urban security and counterterrorism, security bureaucracies, the ethics of security, and mega-event security.
Her main research project concerns counter-terrorism institutions which integrate professionals across levels of government and between various parts of the security field (police, military, intelligence, and planning) in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Together with Dr. Kim Rygiel at Wilfrid Laurier University, she is also studying the securitization of policing in Canada. Dr. Kitchen’s work is supported by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Grant (2010-2012) and an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2011-2016). In 2011, she received an outstanding performance award from the University of Waterloo.
She has also done extensive research on questions of identity and security in the context of NATO and Canadian-American relations. Her recent publications include The Globalization of NATO: Intervention, Security, and Identity (Routledge, 2010); "NATO's Out-of-Area Norm from Suez to Afghanistan" Journal of Transatlantic Studies 8 (2) (2010); “Canada (En)Counters Terrorism: US-Canada Relations and Counter-Terrorism Policy" Terrorism & Political Violence 21(1), 2009 (with Karthika Sasikumar); "Argument and Identity Change in the Atlantic Security Community" Security Dialogue 40(1) February 2009; and "Canada-Germany Relations: Essays in Honour of Robert Spencer" Guest editor with Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp, International Journal 63(3), Summer 2008.
Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, she 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, in 2006. She has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.