Alexandra Gheciu is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Her research interests are in the fields of international security, international institutions, Euro-Atlantic relations, global governance and the liberal order, the Global Right, state (re)building, and International Relations theory.
Alexandra’s publications include, in addition to articles in leading academic journals, several books: NATO in the ’New Europe’: The Politics of International Socialization After the Cold War:(Stanford University Press, 2005); Securing Civilization? (Oxford University Press, 2008), The Return of the Public in Global Governance(co-edited with Jacqueline Best, Cambridge University Press, 2014 and 2015); and, more recently, Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018); and The Oxford Handbook of International Security (co-edited with William Wohlforth, Oxford University Press, 2018).
Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. She has also been a Senior Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Programme (Oxford University), a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI, London). In addition, she has served as Associate Editor for the journal Security Studies, and is currently an editorial board member for the European Journal of International Security; Security Studies; Contemporary Security Policy; Politics, Anthropological Research, International problems and Social Sciences<span l
Research Interests: International Relations, International Security, Global Governance, Right-wing Populism.