McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Myriam Denov, Ph.D.

Dr. Myriam Denov is a Full Professor and holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender and Armed Conflict at McGill University.  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, Colombia, northern Uganda, 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 currently leads a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary research team on children and global adversity.  Denov has authored five books including Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (Cambridge University Press) and Children’s Rights and International Development: Lessons and Challenges from the Field (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.


Selected Books and Articles

Denov, M. and Akesson, B. (eds.) (2016) Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, Practice.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Denov, M. (2015) Children born of wartime rape: The intergenerational complexities of sexual violence and abuse.  Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 11: 61-68.

Denov, M., and Marchand, I. (2014). “One Cannot Take Away the Stain”: Rejection and Stigma Among Former Child Soldiers in Colombia.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20, 3: 227–240.

Denov, M. & Ricard-Guay, A.  (2013) “Girl Soldiers: Towards a Gendered Understanding of Wartime Recruitment, Participation and Demobilization”.  Gender and Development, 21, 3: 473-488.

Denov, M.  (2010) Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Denov, M., & Buccitelli, A.  (2013) “Navigating Crisis and Chronicity in the Everyday: Former Child Soldiers in Urban Sierra Leone”.  Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2, 3: 1-18.

Denov, M., Doucet, D., & Kamara, A. (2012) “Engaging War-Affected Youth Through Photography: Photovoice with Former Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone”.  Intervention: The International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 10, 2: 117-133.

Doucet, D., & Denov, M. (2012) “The Power of Sweet Words: Local Forms of Intervention with War-Affected Women in Rural Post-Conflict Sierra Leone”.  International Social Work, 55: 612-628.


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