Jenna L. Hennebry

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 ( 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.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • WLU Faculty Merit Award, 2013
  • WLU Faculty Merit Award, 2009

Select Publications

  • 2015. Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements, Development and Trade: Complexity, Contradiction and Coherence.. J Hennebry W Grass G Williams K Williams MWalton- Roberts A Chikanda and J Crush (Forthcoming).
  • 2015. ‘Out of the Loop’: (In)access to Health Care for Migrant Workers in Canada.. Hennebry J J McLaughlin & K Preibisch January (Online ahead of print).
  • 2015. Making vulnerability visible: medical repatriation and Canada’s migrant agricultural workers.. Hennebry JL and GWilliams Commentary January.
  • 2014. Falling Through the Cracks: Migrant Workers and the Global Social Protection Floor Initiative.. Hennebry J August 2014.
  • 2014. Transnational Precarity: Women’s Migration Work and Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Migration to Canada.. Hennebry J Thematic Issue on ‘Gender and Migration in the Global Economy’ Fall 2014.
  • 2014. Paper versus Practice: Occupational Health and Safety Protections and Realities for Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers in Ontario.. McLaughlin Janet Jenna Hennebry and Ted Haines April.
  • 2014. MWalton-Roberts and JHennebry (eds) Springer Series: International Perspectives on Migration Vol 5 VI.
  • 2013. J Hennebry and B Momani (eds) UBC Press.
  • 2013. Pathways to Precarity: Structural Vulnerabilities and Lived Consequences for Migrant Farmworkers in Canada.. J McLaughlin and J Hennebry In L Goldring and P Landolt (eds) University of Toronto Press.
  • 2013. The Exception that Proves the Rule: Structural Vulnerability, Health Risks and Consequences for Temporary Migrant Farmworkers in Canada.. J Hennebry and J McLaughlin In C Hughes and P Lenard (eds) McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • 2013. Buy Local, Hire Global: Temporary Migration in Canadian Agriculture.. K Preibisch and J Hennebry In C Hughes and P Lenard (eds) McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • 2013. Health across Borders: Health Status, Risks and Care among Transnational Migrant Farmworkers in Ontario.. J Hennebry K Preibisch and J McLaughlin CERIS Ontario Metropolis Centre Research Summary Toronto Ontario.
  • 2012. Permanently Temporary? Agricultural Migrant Workers and Their Integration in Canada.. Hennebry J Study No 26.
  • 2012. A Model for Managed Migration? Re-Examining Best Practices in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.. Hennebry J L & Preibisch K 50(s1) e19-e40.
  • 2012. Indirect Pathways into Practice: A Comparative Examination of Indian and Philippine Internationally Educated Nurses and their Entry into Ontario’s Nursing Profession.. M Walton-Roberts and J Hennebry CERIS Working Paper.
  • 2011. Temporary Migration, Chronic Impacts: International Migrant Worker Health in Canada,. Preibisch K and J Hennebry June 14 2011 183:1033-1038.
  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies • International Migration Research Centre (Laurier)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Office: BSIA 243

  • (226) 772-3139 (BSIA)

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Western Ontario, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1998
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1995

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