Joel Quirk is Professor in Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research focuses upon slavery and abolition, human mobility and human rights, repairing historical wrongs, and the history and politics of sub-Saharan Africa. Joel is currently a member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, where he serves as Rapporteur. Your can follow him on twitter at @joelquirk.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: InvestigationLost in translation: do anti-trafficking organisations reflect their employees' views on commercial sex?
What do staff at anti-trafficking organisations in the United Kingdom think about sex work? Are their personal...
It's time to get off the fence on sex workers’ rights
You cannot effectively combat human trafficking within the commercial sex sector without taking a stand on basic...
Week 1: Introducing the global challenge of forced and precarious labour
Human trafficking and 'modern slavery' are the tip of the iceberg. Dive into the course to see the full depth.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryAre you better or worse off? Understanding exploitation through comparison
Life rarely features binary choices between forced or free labour. The far more common question is, ‘are you worse...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryAre we better off on the inside? Modern slavery and human trafficking as platforms for political mobilisation
Do the practical and political benefits of taking up the cause of ending modern slavery and human trafficking...