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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

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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 conflict-related sexual violence in northern Uganda, Rwanda, and Cambodia. 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. Dr. Denov has (co)authored/(co)edited 13 books and edited collections, and has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reports on children and families affected by violence, war and genocide. Her books include Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (Cambridge University Press) and Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method & Practice (Columbia University Press), Global Child (Rutgers University Press) and Social Work Practice with War-Affected Children (Routledge). Dr. Denov is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was awarded a SSHRC Impact Award, a Killam Research Fellowship, and a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. 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.


For Professor Denov's full CV, click here.


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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