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Myriam Denov

Myriam Denov

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Myriam Denov is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of children and youth at risk, and international social work, with an emphasis on war and political violence, children and armed conflict, and gender-based violence. She has worked with vulnerable populations internationally including former child soldiers, victims of sexual violence, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Her current research, supported by SSHRC, is exploring the militarization and reintegration experiences of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka. Myriam Denov has presented expert evidence on child soldiers and has served as an advisor to government and NGOs on children and armed conflict, and girls in fighting forces.

Her most recent book Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front is published by Cambridge University Press. For more information, click here.

Research Interests

  • War and political violence
  • Children and armed conflict
  • Post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding
  • Gender and War; Gender-based violence
  • International social work
  • Juvenile justice

Contact Information

McGill University, School of Social Work
3506 University St., Room 304
Montreal, PQ, H3A 2A7
tel #: 514 398-7060
fax #: 514 398-4760
e-mail: myriam [dot] denov [at] mcgill [dot] ca



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