Rosemary Dupuis is a human rights advocate and feminist pursuing her Ph.D. in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Her expertise is in global health policy, violence and trauma, immigration, human rights, and refugee protection. She weaves together diverse ways of knowing: feminist thinking, personal experience (practical wisdom), and community wisdom (respect for oral traditions and culture beliefs) as a way to reflect broad and deep thinking. She brings this knowledge expertise, ways of knowing, and policy experience with grassroots organizations to the classrooms at Laurier as contract faculty in the Women and Gender Studies and Human Rights departments. Her current research nexus is violence against women and girls, human rights, and trauma/resilience-informed global health governance policy.
Rosemary is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Graduate Doctoral Fellowship. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Rosemary earned her MA in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory (Medal of Academic Excellence nominee) from Laurier University and BA in Psychology (Honours Specialization) and Major in English Language and Literature from Western University. She also has a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics).
She is founder and Executive Director of JAMII Circle, an NGO supporting the health and well-being of resettled refugee women in South-Western Ontario region (Huron-Perth and Oxford counties) through non-medical evidence-based wellness services. For Rosemary, supporting the healing of women who have been affected by violence is both an honour and a challenge. She is committed to using her platform to make positive social changes. She is passionate about local and global initiatives on the health of women with refugee experiences.
Rosemary is affiliated with the Laurier International Migration Research Centre (IMRC); The Gender + Migration Hub, team member; Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa (TISCA), junior research fellow; and the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, research member.