I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, I am the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP), and founder of Women In International Security Canada Inc. I earned my BA from McGill University, and my PhD from the Université de Montréal. I have held positions at Georgetown University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College, the Centre for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich, and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California.
My research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military cooperation, interventions, alliances, deterrence and gender dynamics in the armed forces, and defence policy.
My work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Defence Studies, International Journal, European Security, Études internationales, Asian Security, as well as the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. I am the author of American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry (Oxford University Press, 2013), and I have also published two edited volumes: The Future of US Extended Deterrence (with Andreas Wenger) (Georgetown University Press, 2015) and Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions (with H. Christian Breede) (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).