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J. Marshall Beier

Professor, Political Science, McMaster University

J. Marshall Beier is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University. In his current research he investigates issues around children’s political subjecthood, visual and affective economies of children in abject circumstances, and imagined childhood as a technology of global governance. His publications include: Discovering Childhood in International Relations, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020); Childhood and the Production of Security, ed. (Routledge, 2017); The Militarization of Childhood: Thinking Beyond the Global South, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 2014). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Critical Studies on Security and his work has appeared in journals including Childhood, Children’s Geographies, Contemporary Security Policy, Critical Military Studies, Global Governance, Global Responsibility to Protect, International Political Sociology, International Politics, International Studies Review, Journal of Human Rights, Security Dialogue, and Third World Quarterly.


  • 2003–present
    Professor, McMaster University