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Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey

Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey is a multi-award winner, an author, a passionate academic-advocate, and an innovator. Holding six academic degrees from world-class institutions across four continents, Dr. Fynn Bruey has researched, taught, consulted, and presented at conferences in over 25 countries. In 2002, she founded Africa Awareness, a student driven initiative responsible for instituting the first and only African Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. In 2009, she founded the Journal of Internal Displacement, the only scholarly platform committed to global displacement concerns. In 2018, she founded the Voice of West African Refugees (VOWAR) at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Director of Tuki-Tumarankeh, a non-profit focused on global displacement, migration, and development issues. As a co-investigator of a Canadian Institute for Health Research grant on “Combating Stigma Among People Living with Lymphatic Filariasis in Ghana”, she provides training and assist with effective delivery of the project. She is the Director of Flowers School of Global Health Science, a faculty affiliate at Seattle University School of Law, a research affiliate with the University of London’s Refugee Law Initiative, co-founder of the Law and Society's Collaborative Research Network (CRN) 11: “Displaced Peoples”, and project lead of the Law and Society Association’s International Research Collaborative (IRC) 10: “Disrupting Patriarchy and Masculinity in Africa”. She has authored five books, several book chapters, and peer review journal articles. Dr. Fynn Bruey is a born and bred Liberian war survivor.

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Research interests

  • Systemic violence and the rule of law
  • International (human rights) law
  • Discrimination and oppressive (settler) law
  • Global public health law
  • Indigenous law in comparative context
  • Feminist jurisprudence and gender relations
  • Maternal and reproductive rights
  • Forced displacement, migration, and development
  • Social justice, transformative leadership, and ethics
  • Complex research methods, design, and writing

Educational credentials


  • PhD, Indigenous Law, Australian National University
  • LLB (Honours), Public Law, University of London
  • LLM, Refugee Law, York University
  • MPH, Public Health, University of Nottingham
  • BA, Child Developmental Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • BSc (Honours), Zoology and Biochemistry, University of Ghana


  • Foundations of University Teaching and Learning, Centre for Learning and Education, Australian National University
  • Principles of Tutoring and Demonstrating, Centre for Learning and Education, Australian National University
  • South African Constitution in Comparative Context, Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of Witwatersrand
  • International Dispute Resolution, Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of Witwatersrand
  • Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Professional affiliations

  • Alberta Public Health Association, Canada
  • African Studies and Research Forum, United States
  • American Society of International Law, United States
  • International Law Association Canada, Canada
  • King County Bar Association, United States
  • American Public Health Association, United States
  • Australian for Native Title and Reconciliation (AnTAR), Australia
  • Global Alliance for Justice Education, United States
  • Law and Society Association, United States
  • Network for Public Health Law, United States
  • Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
  • Canadian Public Health Association, Canada
  • Public Health Association of British Columbia, Canada