Myriam Denov, Professor & Canada Research Chair

Dr. Myriam Denov is a Full Professor at McGill University and holds the Canada Research Chair in Children, Families 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 and arts-based research, she has worked with war-affected children and families in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Her current research is exploring children born of wartime rape in northern Uganda, Rwanda, and Cambodia.  Dr. Denov has presented expert evidence in court on child soldiers and has advised government and non-governmental 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).  She is the founding Director of Global Child McGill – a research group dedicated to children and families affected by war and migration.  Dr. Denov is the recipient of the 2020 SSHRC Insight Award and the Killam Research Fellowship. She is a Trudeau Foundation Fellow, and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.

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Research

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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