Lyndsey P. Beutin is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation conducts media ethnography of the US State Department’s use of the phrase “modern day slavery” in its multi-platform campaign against human trafficking. She is also an activist for farmworker and prisoner rights.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryHow ‘evidence-based’ anti-trafficking campaigns make facts and mismeasure freedom
Sensational, sexualised imagery is often held up as the greatest sin of anti-trafficking awareness campaigns, but...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryCriminalising traffickers is an alibi for state-produced vulnerability
The US State Department argues that imprisoning human traffickers protects vulnerable farmworkers, but misses the...