Marion Laurence is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College. Her research focuses on global security governance, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, protection of civilians, and the political sociology of international organizations. Her current book project draws on fieldwork she conducted in Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, and New York City to investigate changes in how United Nations peacekeepers interpret the norm of impartiality on a day-to-day basis. The book is under contract with Oxford University Press. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Ontario government, the University of Toronto, Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Department of National Defence, and the International Studies Association. She has published in the Journal of Global Security Studies and International Peacekeeping, and in 2023 she guest edited a special issue of the Journal of Intervention & Statebuilding. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
- Global security governance
- Peacekeeping and peacebuilding
- Protection of civilians
Dunton, Caroline, Marion Laurence and Gino Vlavonou. “Pragmatic Peacekeeping in a Multipolar Era: Liberal Norms, Practices, and the Future of UN Peace Operations.” Journal of Intervention & Statebuilding. Forthcoming.
Alejandro, Audrey, Marion Laurence, and Lucile Maertens. “Discourse Analysis.” In Introduction to International Organization Research Methods, eds. Fanny Badache, Emilie Dairon, Leah R. Kimber, and Lucile Maertens. Michigan University Press. Forthcoming.
Glas, Aarie and Marion Laurence. “Changing Norms in Practice: Non-Interference in the UN and ASEAN.” Journal of Global Security Studies, vol 7, no. 2 (2022).
Bernstein, Steven and Marion Laurence. “Practices and Norms: Relationships, Disjunctures, and Change.” In Conceptualizing International Practices, eds. Christian Bueger, Alena Drieschova, and Ted Hopf, 77-99. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Laurence, Marion. “An ‘Impartial’ Force? Normative Ambiguity and Practice Change in UN Peace Operations.” International Peacekeeping, vol. 26, no. 3. (2019): 256-280.