Alexandra I. Gheciu, Professor

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa


Curriculum Vitae [condensed version; further information available upon request]


Degrees:

Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations), Cornell University, Department of Government.

M.A., Political Science Cornell University, Department of Government.

Hon. B.A., Political Science, York University.


Employment History

2019-- Full Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

2007—2019 Associate Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

2004—2007 Research Associate in International Relations, Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK

2004—2007 Research Fellow in International Relations, Somerville College, University of Oxford

2002—2004 Career Development Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

2001—2002 Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.


Selected Honours and Awards

Excellence in Research Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (2019)

Senior Research Fellowship (Visiting), Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, University of Oxford, UK.

Associate Research Fellowship, Transatlantic Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), London, UK (2007—present).

International Advisory Board Membership, Transatlantic Study Group, University of London, U.K.

Leverhulme Foundation Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK (2004—2007)

Research Fellowship, Somerville College, University of Oxford (2004—2007)

Career Development Fellowship, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (2002—2004)

Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2002—2004)

Mellon Foundation Fellowship in International Relations, Cornell University, USA.

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in Peace and International Security, Cornell University, USA.

Research Fellowship, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Olin Graduate Research Fellowship, Cornell University, USA.

Scholarly and Professional Activities

2007—present, Associate Director, Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), University of Ottawa.

2017 (winter-spring) Interim Director, Centre for International Policy Studies.

2016 Visiting Professor, Sciences Po, Paris.

2014 (summer), Visiting Professor, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

2008--2013 Associate Editor, Security Studies (US-based, peer-reviewed journal).

2012—2018, Co-coordinator, Security Studies Network, University of Ottawa.

2007—2018, Senior Research Fellow (Visiting), Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, University of Oxford, UK.

2007—present, Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), London.


Graduate Supervisions

Completed:

Supervisor

12 MPhil students (Oxford University)

2 DPhil students (Oxford University)

30 MA students + 2 MA co-supervised students (University of Ottawa)

6 Post-doctoral fellows

Co-supervisor

3 DPhil students (University of Oxford)

In progress:

Supervisor:

15 Graduate Students


Graduate Courses at the University of Ottawa (2008—2020)

API 5105 Concepts and Issues in International Affairs

API 6339 International Institutions, Power and Multilateral Governance

API 6357 Conflict and Human Security

API 6739 Les Institutions Internationales

API Special Topics in International Affairs

Graduate Course at Sciences Po, Paris (2016)

The Politics of Counter-Terrorism.

Graduate Course at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice (2014)

International Relations: Field Survey

Undergraduate Courses at the University of Ottawa

POL 3111 International Organizations

ECH 4330 (Special Topics in ECH): International Politics of Counter-Terrorism; Human Security in a Globalizing World

ECH 3330 Sources of Insecurity in the 21st Century

ECH 4320 Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.


External Research Funding Sources:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Social Sciences Research Council (USA)

Carnegie Foundation (USA)

Mellon Foundation (USA)

MacArthur Foundation (USA)

Leverhulme Foundation (UK)

Department of Global Affairs (Canada)

Department of National Defence (Canada)

European Commission


Selected Publications

Books Authored

 Gheciu, Alexandra, Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post- Cold War Europe (Oxford University Press: 2018).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, Securing Civilization? The EU, NATO and the OSCE in the Post-9/11 World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, NATO in the "New Europe": The Politics of International Socialization After the Cold War (Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press, 2005).

Books edited

 Gheciu, Alexandra and William Wohlforth (editors, equal contributions): The Oxford Handbook of International Security (Oxford University Press, 2018).

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Jacqueline Best (editors, equal contributions): The Return of the Public in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). Paperback edition 2015.

Papers in Refereed Journals:

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Confronting the International Political Sociology of the New Right,” co-authored with Rita Abrahamsen, Jean-Francois Drolet, Karin Narita, Srdjan Vucetic, Michael Williams, Collective Discussion Forum, International Political Sociology, Vol. 14 (2020).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Remembering France's glory, securing Europe in the age of Trump,” European Journal of International Security, vol.5, no.1 (2020): 25-44.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, NATO and the Politics of Imagining the Liberal Security Community”, International Journal, Special Issue: Middle Powers and Liberal Internationalism, (2019).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Commodifying Security in the Balkans: Between Liberal Norms and Illiberal Practices,” Journal of International Relations and Development, vol.18, 3 (2015): 287-310.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Remembering the Roman Past, Building a European Future”, International Relations, vol. 28, 4 (December 2014).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Securing Distant Places? Practices of protection in contemporary peace-support operations,” Global Crime, vol. 13(4): 293-312, 2012.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Communities of Security Practices in the Age of Uncertainty” Journal of Regional Security, vol.2: pp.151-163, 2012.

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Roland Paris, “NATO and The Challenge of Sustainable Peacebuilding,” Introduction to a special symposium edited by Alexandra Gheciu and Roland Paris Global Governance, vol.15 (1), 2011.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Divided Partners: The Challenges of NATO-NGO Cooperation in Peacebuilding Operations,” Global Governance, vol.15 (1), pp. 95-114, 2011.

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Jennifer Welsh, “Introduction” to special symposium on “Postwar Justice and the Responsibility to Rebuild” (with guest editors Alexandra Gheciu and Jennifer Welsh), Ethics and International Affairs, vol.23 (2), 2009.

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Jennifer Welsh, “The Imperative to Rebuild: Assessing the Normative Case for Post-conflict Reconstruction,” Ethics and International Affairs, vol.23 (2), pp.121-146, 2009.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Transcending Old Divisions? NATO and Russia After the Cold War”, Politique Américaine, vol.13 (Spring/Summer), pp.37-53, 2009.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, "International Institutions as Agents of Socialization?" International Organization, vol. 59 (Special Issue), pp.973---1012, Fall 2005.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, "International Norms, Power, and the Politics of International Administration: The Kosovo Case," Geopolitics, vol.10 (1), pp.121---146, 2005.

Refereed Chapters in Books

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Liberalism and Peaceful Change”, in T.V. Paul et al. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Community: Identity, Practice and Trust,” James Sperling and Mark Webber (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on NATO (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)

 Gheciu, Alexandra and William Wohlforth, “The Future of Security Studies”, The Oxford Handbook of International Security (Oxford University Press, 2018).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “From Dacia to Modern Europe: Imagined Temporal Bridges and the Politics of Identity Construction”, in Entry Into International Society: A view from the European periphery, edited by Filip Ejdus (London: Routledge, 2017).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Reconstructing the Field of Security in Post-Communist Europe”, in The “Jackals of Westphalia”? Non-State Challenges in a Re-Ordered World, edited by Stefano Ruzza, Charles C. Geisler, and Anja P. Jakobi (London: Routledge, 2015).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Constructing a New Culture of Security, Reconstituting Public Power in Post-Communist Europe ”, in Bruce Jentleson and Louis Pauly (eds.), Power in a Complex Global System (London: Routledge, 2014).

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Jacqueline Best, “Introduction,” in Jacqueline Best and Alexandra Gheciu (eds.), The Return of the Public in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Jacqueline Best, “Theorizing the Public as Practices: Transformations of the Public in Historical Context,” in Jacqueline Best and Alexandra Gheciu (eds.), The Return of the Public in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Transforming the Logic of Security Provision in Europe,” in Jacqueline Best and Alexandra Gheciu (eds.), The Return of the Public in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Towards Security? The Politics of Managing Risks in Twenty-First Century Europe,” in Frédéric Mérand et al. (eds.), European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “History, Theory, Policy,” in Marian Zulean (ed.) Politica de Securitate Nationala (National Security Policy), Bucharest: Polirom, 2007, pp.60-77.

Non-refereed Chapters in Books:

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Securing Distant Places?” in Ian Loader and Sarah Percy (eds.) Reordering Security: Crossing the Criminology/IR Divide (London: Routledge, 2017).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “Reconciling Different Logics of Security Provision: the Case of NATO,” in Brian McKercher (ed.) Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2011).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, "’Civilizing’ the Balkans, Protecting Europe: the International Politics of Reconstruction in Bosnia and Kosovo," in Jef Huysmans, Andrew Dobson and Raia Prokhovnik (eds.), The Politics of Protection: Sites of Insecurity and Political Agency (London: Routledge Press, 2006) , pp.101-122.

 Gheciu, Alexandra and Rachel Epstein (50% contribution), “Beyond Territoriality? European Security after the Cold War,” in Paul Heywood, Erik Jones, Martin Rhodes and Ulrich Sedelmeier (eds.) Developments in European Politics (London: Routledge Press, 2006) pp.318-337.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, "When the ’New Europeans’ Encountered the ’Old Continent’: Redefining Europe, Re-imagining the World In the Context of the War Against Iraq," in Matthew Evangelista and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi (eds.) Partners or Rivals? (Milano: Vita e Pensiero, and Cornell University Press, 2005) pp.171-203.

Policy-relevant Work

 Presentations, policy briefs and briefing sessions on the evolution of the transatlantic security environment prepared for Canadian, US and British officials (since 2005).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, “The Quest for Security in the Age of Austerity: Opportunities and Challenges,” in Transatlantic Cooperation in Times of Crisis: the Economy-Security Nexus (Paris: the German Marshall Fund of the US, 2013).

 Gheciu, Alexandra, In Search of Smart Defense in the Euro-Atlantic Area, CIPS Policy Brief no.20, University of Ottawa, 2012.

 Gheciu, Alexandra, NATO in Libya: A Success that Raises Difficult Questions, CIPS Policy Brief no.12, University of Ottawa, 2012.

 Report on the Changing Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture, prepared for the Government of Canada, 2009.

 The Transatlantic Alliance in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Report prepared for the British Government, 2008.

 “NATO: An Old Institution in a New Century”, in Canada and International Security in the 21st Century, Whitehall Report 2-06, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, London, 2006.

 “NATO and the Construction of Liberal Democratic State Identities in Central/East European Countries,” Policy Memo published in the IDNET Policy Briefing Book (“Europeanization, Collective Identities and Public Discourses” project, sponsored by the EU’s 5th Framework Programme), 2003.

 Daily Briefs written for Oxford Analytica (2006-2007).


Service Activities

Manuscript Reviewer

 For peer-reviewed journals, including: American Political Science Review; Cooperation and Conflict; European Journal of International Relations; European Journal of International Security; International Organization; Millennium; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of International Relations and Development, Security Studies, International Studies Quarterly, International Security; Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, Swiss Political Science Review.

 For Oxford University Press (book manuscripts)

 For Cambridge University Press (book manuscripts)

 For Routledge (book manuscripts)

Member of Editorial Boards: Security Studies; European Journal of International Security; Contemporary Security Policy; Politics, Anthropological Research, International problems and Social Sciences.

External Evaluator: Grawemeyer Award; Swiss National Science Foundation; Killam Prize; Department of Global Affairs, Canada (Member of Graduate Research Awards Committee).

Member of the Committee for the Peter Katzenstein Prize for the Best First Book in International Relations (Cornell University and the International Studies Association, 2016).

Member of the Ann Tickner Award Committee, International Studies Association, 2016-2018.

Member of the international search committee for a new Chair in European Security Studies, European University Institute, Florence (Italy), 2011.


Contact details:

Alexandra Gheciu

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa

Social Sciences Building, FSS 6037

120 University

Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

Tel: (613)562-5800/4864

Email: agheciu@uottawa.ca

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