Jenna Hennebry is a Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies Program, and Associate Dean of the School of International Policy and Governance at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is Co-Founder of the International Migration Research Centre and the Migration Worker Health Project, and Founder of the Gender+Migration Hub funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Jenna is a member of the Canadian Council for Refugees Subcommittee on Migrant Workers and the UN Expert Working Group on Women’s Human Rights in the Global Compact for Migration. She is an Expert Advisor to the Auditor General of Canada, Performance Audit on Temporary Foreign Farm Workers – Covid-19, a member of the UN Network on Migration’s Thematic Working Group 4 on Bilateral Labour Agreements as well as the newly formed Thematic Priority Group 7 on Gender. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Migration Data Centre (GMDC) and the Migration Research and Publishing High-Level Advisers, both of the IOM.
Jenna has carried out globally comparative research on labour migration governance, gender and migrant worker rights and health, for over 15 years. She has consulted for UN Women, IOM, UNODC, and multiple government agencies. Her work has been funded by national and international agencies and governments, and it has been published in English and Spanish in journals such as International Migration, the Journal on International Migration and Integration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, among others. Her work has informed policy recommendations for gender-responsive and rights-based approaches to labour migration governance at local, provincial, national, regional and international levels.