Elena Shih is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Her current book project, The Price of Freedom: Moral and Political Economies of Global Human Trafficking Rescue, is based off 40 months of ethnographic participant observation of the transnational movement to combat human trafficking. She is also a Faculty Fellow leading the Human Trafficking Research Cluster through the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. She tweets at: @uhlenna.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureHow has philanthrocapitalism helped or hurt the anti-trafficking movement?
The injection of billions of dollars of private capital into anti-trafficking work has changed the field. Is that a...
The fight to decriminalise sex work
COVID-19 threatens both the lives and livelihoods of sex workers yet governments look the other way. A new...
Introduction: do the hidden costs outweigh the practical benefits of human trafficking awareness campaigns?
Raising awareness campaigns may be motivated by good intentions, but how much do they actually accomplish? What are...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureWeek 7: Commercial sex and decent work
Heed the call for rights not rescue
The anti-trafficking rehabilitation complex: commodity activism and slave-free goods
NGOs that provide alternative, low-wage employment for 'rescued' sex workers market their goods as 'slave free', yet...