Myriam Denov, Professor & Canada Research Chair

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 interests lie in the areas of children and families affected by war, migration, and its intergenerational impact. A specialist in participatory research, she has worked with war-affected children and families in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Dr. 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/co-authored/co-edited nine books addressing the impact of war on children including Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (Cambridge University Press) and Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method & Practice (Columbia University Press) and Social Work Practice with War-Affected Children (Routledge). Her current research is exploring the intergenerational effects of wartime sexual violence and children born of wartime rape in northern Uganda, Rwanda, and Cambodia. In 2020, she was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship for her project on children born of war. Dr. Denov is a Trudeau Fellow, and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the founding Director of Global Child McGill – a research group dedicated to children and families affected by war and migration. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.

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Areas of interest:

  • Children and families affected by war/genocide
  • Children born of war
  • Intergenerational resilience
  • Post-conflict reconciliation and peacebuilding
  • War-induced migration and resettlement
  • International social work
  • Participatory & arts-based research methods
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