Myriam Denov

Dr. Myriam Denov is a Full Professor at McGill University and holds the Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender and Armed Conflict (Tier 1).  Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of children and youth in adversity, and international child protection, with an emphasis on war and political violence, children in armed conflict, and gender-based violence.  A specialist in participatory research, she has worked with war-affected children in Asia, Africa, and the Americas and has conducted research on the reintegration experiences of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone and Colombia, and war-affected youth living in Canada.  Denov has presented expert evidence in court on child soldiers, and has advised government and nongovernmental organizations on children in armed conflict, and girls in armed groups.  She has authored five books, including Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (Cambridge University Press) and Children’s Rights and International Development (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2014, she was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship to address the realities of children born of wartime sexual violence in Northern Uganda.  Denov holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.

Current research projects include:

  • Born of war: Children born of wartime rape

  • The resettlement and integration of war-affected children and youth living in Canada

  • Long-term child soldier reintegration