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Professor and Canada Research Chair in Children, Families and Armed Conflict, McGill University

Myriam Denov is a Full Professor at McGill University and holds the Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender and Armed Conflict. 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 or co-authored several books on 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). Her current research is exploring the intergenerational effects of wartime sexual violence and children born of wartime rape in multiple countries around the world. Dr. Denov is a Trudeau Fellow and was recently was inducted into the College of the Royal Society of Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.


  • –present
    Professor at McGill University and Researh Chair Youth, Gender and Armed Conflict, McGill University