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About Benedetta Rossi

Benedetta Rossi is a Reader in African Studies in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, School of History and Cultures, of the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on slavery and emancipation in Africa. Her publications include books and articles on the linkages between emancipation from slavery, labor migration, and planned international development in the Sahara-Sahel. She currently holds a visiting fellowship at Re:Work, a research unit devoted to the study of global labor in Humboldt University, Berlin.

Articles by Benedetta Rossi

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Modern slavery, Brexit, migration, and development: connecting the dots

Regardless of how one feels about migrants, protecting them in the labour market will bring benefits to all workers.

The everyday gender inequalities that underpin wartime atrocities

The contemporary enslavement of women, and sexual violence inflicted on them in times of war, are rooted in ‘everyday’ gender-based inequalities between men and women.

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