List of Potential thesis advisors

War Studies Graduate Programs (Faculty Availabilities for Thesis Supervisions)

  • En (co Fr) means if the language of the thesis is French, the professor can be a co-supervisor only.

Political Sciences

Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Jane Boulden UT4 International Relations UN, Peacekeeping Nuclear Weapons En
Ali Ghanbarpour-Dizboni UT3 Middle East/Muslim World/Canadian Foreign Policy in Middle East Terrorism, political violence, religion Canada Immigration, Religion En/Fr
Pierre Jolicoeur UT3 Russia / Former Soviet Union Secessionism Cybersecurity/ Social media En/Fr
David Last UT3 Conflict Resolution/Peace keeping Comparative Politics International Relations En
James McKay   UT3 Coercion The Vietnam War US politics and strategy En
Abdelkérim Ousman UT3 International Relations theory State theory Public Policy of Defence En/Fr
Yannick Veilleux-Lepage UT2 Terrorism, extremism, political sciences International relations, international security Emerging technologies and politics

En (Phd and MA)

Fr (MA only)

Mike Fejes Maj UT2 International Relations / Conflict Civ-Mil Relations Defence Policy En


Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Magali Deleuze UT3
History of International Relations (XIX-XXs) Post-colonial and Independence Wars History of Peacekeeping Fr (co En)
Marie-Michèle Doucet UT3 History of France Gender History International Relations En/Fr
Roch Legault  UT4 Canadian Military History History of Strategic Thinking (Occident) History of Leadership En/Fr
Howard Coombs UT3 Military Education Canadian Military History Canadian Operations En (co Fr)
Michael Hennessy UT4 US Defence Policy International and Contemporary History ( Naval and Technology) Intelligence En
Doug Delaney UT4 Canadian Military History British Empire History History of First and Second World War En (co Fr)
Kevin Brushett UT3 Canadian History American History Foreign Relations Canada-USA En
Jim Kenny UT4 Modern Canada Environmental History   En
Arthur Gullachsen, Capt UT3 Canadian Military History German/Europe Military History XXs British History XXs En
David Varey UT2 International Relations 19e-20e century British Foreign Policy   En
Richard Carrier UT3 Italy in the Second World War The Second World War (general) Military Effectiveness of Armies in 20th Century EN/Fr
Andrew Brown LCol UT2 Canadian Military History Intelligence History of the First and Second World Wars En
Caroline D'Amours UT2 Canadian Military History French Canada and War History of Second World War En/Fr
Katherine Rossy UT2 The History of Humanitarian Aid and International Organizations Human Rights and the Laws of Armed Conflict The Second World War and Early Cold War En (co Fr)
Vanessa S. Oliveira UT3 African History Colonialism Women, gender and sexualities En

French, Literature, and Culture

Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Isabelle Tremblay UT3 Women Studies Ancien Regime Cultural Imagination Epistolary Novel Fr
Sophie Bastien  UT4 Wars and Cultural Movements     Fr
Soundouss El-Kettani UT3 Colonial Wars Migrant Identities Citizenship and Dictatorship Fr
Mark Benson UT4 Sport and literature French and Quebec War literature French Literature at the Middle Ages Fr
François-Emmanuël Boucher  UT4
Discourses of Extreme Rhetoric Reactionary Movements Religious Fanatism Fr
Stephanie Belanger UT4 Military Identity Justifications of War and Moral Injuries Heroic Representations En/Fr

Military Psychology & Leadership

Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Allister MacIntyre UT4 Psychological Op & Propaganda Advanced Leadership Organisational Behavior En
Sarah Hill,UT3 Gender & Leadership Gender & Operational War Organizational and Military Culture En (co Fr)
Adelheid Nicol UT4 The psychology of bias: stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination Prejudice and its role in conflict Reduction of prejudice En
Mathieu Gagnon, UT2 Facial expression recognition Communication of emotions Non-verbal behaviour and persuasion En/Fr
Lobna Chérif, UT2 Attention and multitasking in combat Memory and learning in combat Situation awareness and combat decision making En/Fr


Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Chantel Lavoie UT3 18th century British culture Gender studies Childhood studies/child culture En
Huw Osborne  UT3 Modern British literature Anglophone Welsh literature Queer theory En

Defence Studies

Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language
Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard UT2 Design Thinking in planning, operations and institutions Sociology of Military Knowledge Theoretical Approaches to Security, Strategy and International Relations En/Fr
Walter Dorn  UT4 Peace and Stabilization Operations Technology and Arms Control United Nations En
Barbara Falk UT3 Dissent and the politicization of justice during conflict Security and terrorism law and policy International Relations and Cold War History En
Richard Goette UT3 Air Power and Joint Operations Air Force History Command and Leadership En
Chris Madsen UT4 Naval History Shipbuilding/Naval Procurement Military Law En
Eric Ouellet UT4 Organizational Sociology/Sociologie des organisations Non-Conventional Warfare/Guerre non-conventionelle Institutional Analysis/Analyse institutionelle En/Fr
Pierre Pahlavi UT4 Islamic Republic of Iran and its foreign policy Asymmetric strategies/grey zone and hybrid strategies/warfare Geopolitics and evolution of security and power Fr
Grace Scoppio UT4 

Diversity in the military

Gender in defence and security

Military education


Miloud Chennoufi UT3 Historical Evolution of World Orders Political Discourse and Ethics in International Relations The Geopolitics of the Middle-East En/Fr

RMC St-Jean

Sharpe, Marina UT2 Public International Law Law of armed conflict Humanitarian action En

Adjunct or Associate Professors 

Professor Expertise 1 Expertise 2 Expertise 3 Language


Other supervisors may be considered - Please contact the Programmes President directly to discuss.

Dr. Hill, Programmes President, War Studies
Cavalry House: Rm 201
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