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About Tryon P.Woods

Tryon P. Woods teaches Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Africana Studies at Brown University, and Black Studies at Providence College.  His research addresses the sexual violence of antiblackness, both within U.S. politics and legal discourse, and within the leading discourses on globalization and post-colonialism in Africa.  

Articles by Tryon P.Woods

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The sadism of anti-trafficking and the erasure of racial slavery

This debate has failed to engage with the enduring structure of racial slavery. As representations of African migrants in the Mediterranean illustrate, anti-trafficking campaigns feed into the problem they aim to dismantle. 

Slavery’s afterlife in the Euro-Mediterranean basin

Invisible to even the most progressive Europeans, antiblackness is the foundation from which to understand the tragedies now occurring in the Mediterranean Basin.

The antiblackness of 'modern-day slavery' abolitionism

Antiblack racism underwrites the contemporary movement against “modern-day slavery.”  The anti-slavery movement is haunted by the specter of racial slavery even while it feeds off it parasitically. 

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