Jennifer Erin Salahub

Senior Fellow

Jennifer Salahub is an expert in security and development, with a focus on urban violence, poverty, and inequalities, including gender inequality.


She joined the Centre for Security Governance as a Senior Fellow in August 2017.

From 2013-2017, Ms. Salahub managed the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative, a global research program jointly funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

Prior to joining IDRC, Ms. Salahub was Senior Researcher and team leader of the North-South Institute’s (NSI) Fragile and Conflict-Affected States program. While at NSI, she conducted research on peacebuilding, fragile states, and legislative effectiveness. Specifically, Ms. Salahub contributed to the fields of security sector reform, gender equality in fragile states, and gender-sensitive policing.

Ms. Salahub’s has field experience in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. She has conducted field research in Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, South Africa, and South Sudan.

Ms. Salahub’s MA in Political Science (International Relations) is from McGill University.