Veronica Fynn holds a BSc (Ghana), BA (UBC), MPH (Nottingham), LLM (York), and currently doing her PhD in Indigenous Studies and Law with research focused on “Gender Violence and the ‘Rule of Law’ in Indigenous Communities of Post-War Liberia.” As an undergraduate student at UBC, she founded Africa Awareness, a student-driven initiative, responsible for the establishment of the first interdisciplinary African Studies Program. In 2008, she co-founded EV Research with the goal of reducing the 10/90 R&D gap between resource poor communities and advanced countries. Before law school, she worked as a research analyst with the BC Government’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons. She also worked with the Migration Health Department of the International Organization for Migration in Geneva where she developed a policy document on Health Consequences of Human Trafficking. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Internal Displacement, the first and only academic scholarship endeavour committed to the plight of internally-displaced persons. In her spare time, if she’s not blogging on the Rights of Women in War and on Veronica Fynn’s Official Blog; she’s either dancing, biking, or running half-marathons. Veronica is a born and bred Liberian.
Ms. Fynn’s research interests include international law (as a determinant of health), global public health, forced migration (refugees and internally-displaced persons), feminist legal theory, sexual and gender-based violence, refugee mental health, peace and conflict resolution, children’s rights and protection, critical race and identity issues (particularly concerning Africa and the Diaspora), and mixed research methodologies,