Veronica Fynn Bruey, BSc (Honours), BA, MPH, LLM, LLB (Honours), PhD

Assistant Professor

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My research examines the indigeneity-displacement-patriarchy nexus within post-modern international forced migration law regime. Four critical inquiries emerge: 1) the “rule of settler law” as an oppressive tool for systemic violence against Indigenous Peoples; 2) understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma on (Black African) Indigenous girls and women who are survivors of systemic violence; 3) survivorship, life histories, and agency of displaced peoples in owning their stories and charting the path they want; and 4) disrupting and deconstructing patriarchal norms in Africa (and elsewhere) across institutional, cultural, and community settings using attributes of transformative leadership for social change. The project adopts a complex interdisciplinary methodological design grounded in indigenous, anti-feminism, decoloniality, critical (race/legal) studies, intersectionality, and social determinants of health theory to assess whether Indigenous identity can be defined by genetics, geographical boundary, Eurocentric patriarchal colonialism, transplant of settler law, or shared global experiences. The project explores an application of transformative leadership for social change as a cornerstone for Africanising, indigenising, and decolonising institutions of higher education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Assistant Lecturer (Part-Time), University of Alberta

1 Jan. 202330 Apr. 2023

Faculty Affiliate, Seattle University School of Law

16 Jul. 2018 → …


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