Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora
Sylvie Bodineau, MA, PhD, is a French anthropologist, currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, at York University. After 20 years of professional experience in humanitarian child protection in collaboration with UNICEF and various other international organisations, she decided in 2009 to engage in academe in order to “think her profession” from a critical point of view and enhance the collaboration between research and child protection humanitarian intervention. Her academic work, punctuated by various publications and communications, has been awarded by some of the most prestigious Canadian doctoral and postdoctoral grants. She undertook her Master’s research on the representation of child soldiers in humanitarian discourse (published at Presses de l’Université Laval in 2012). Her doctoral research (2019) focused on the praxis of children’s rights through the protection of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She currently undertakes a media-arts based participative-action-research in the DRC with a group of former child soldiers 15 years after their demobilisation, and collaborates with the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) research partnership.
Learn more about Dr. Bodineau here.