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Center for the Study of Canada — Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.


Christopher Kirkey, B.A. Honours and M.A. (Queen’s University) & Ph.D. (Brandeis University), is Director of the Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Quebec Studies at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, where he holds a concurrent position as full professor of political science.  Previous academic and professional appointments include Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (2001-2013), Associate Professor of Political Science/Canadian Studies at Bridgewater State University (1993-2002), and Mine Action Scholar-in-Residence at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (1999-2002).

A scholar of comparative foreign policy and international relations theory, his recent works include a co-edited special issue (with Tony McCulloch) of the British Journal of Canadian Studies (Vol.28 Issue 2, September 2015); (with Michael Hawes) “Systemic Forces and Canadian Foreign Policy,” in Duane Bratt and Christopher Kukucha, eds. Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2015); the co-edited Winter 2016 special issue on Quebec (with Cheryl Gosselin) of the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (Vol.45 Fall 2015); the co-edited special issue (with Michael Hawes) “CONNECT/Fulbright Canada – New Scholars Issue,” of the American Review of Canadian Studies (Vol.44 No.3 September 2014),  the co-edited John W. Holmes issue (with Kenneth Holland) “Canada in Afghanistan,” of International Journal (Vol.68 No.2, June 2013); and, the co-edited Winter 2013 special issue (with Stéphan Gervais and Jarrett Rudy) of Québec Studies.

He is currently working on several projects, including: a second edition (co-edited with Gervais and Rudy) of Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press); a book volume (co-edited with Hawes) titled Canadian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World (Oxford University Press); and, co-editor (with Hawes and Holland) of upcoming special issues of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and the American Review of Canadian Studies.  Dr. Kirkey serves on the editorial board of the American Review of Canadian Studies, Québec Studies, the International Journal of Canadian Studies, and the London Journal of Canadian Studies.  He is Special Counsel to the President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, as well as a member of the Fulbright National Student Screening Committee and the Fulbright Scholar Program on Canada for Research Chairs.

Contact Christopher Kirkey

Office: 133 Court St., 202,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112