Jenna Hennebry holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Western University in Canada. She has over 15 years of interdisciplinary research experience pertaining to migration, beginning with her former employment with the Canadian federal government to her current position as Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Communication Studies and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is co-founder and past-Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), where she is now a Senior Research Associate. She has carried out numerous high profile research projects on labour migration governance and migrant worker rights, focusing on social protection, health, migration industries, and gender.
Hennebry was the lead expert on UN Women’s “Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights” project, with whom she has published four reports, and co-drafted multi-stakeholder “Recommendations for addressing women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration” led by UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has been an expert speaker at the Canadian House of Commons and Senate committees, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the UN Committee on Migrant Workers, the Global Forum for Migration and Development, and other venues. Hennebry was recently invited by the UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour, to present as an Expert Panelist the 6th Thematic Session of the Global Compact on Migration in Geneva (http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/labour-mobility). Watch the video of her presentation here! Jenna Hennebry has been named to the IOM’s Migration Research Experts Syndicate and has recently published two reports with the IOM on migrant workers.
- Associate Professor, Communication Studies • International Migration Research Centre (Laurier)
Wilfrid Laurier University
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- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Western Ontario, 2006
- M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1998
- B.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1995