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.
Week 8: Strategies for combating forced and precarious labour
What is to be done?
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.
Week 5: Legal rights and workplace protections for migrant workers
It's not a question of 'what can be done?', but one of 'what are we willing to do?'
In whom should we trust? Regulation and responsibility in global supply chains
What is the best strategy for combating labour abuses in global supply chains? Should we continue with ‘corporate...
Follow the evidence: our series on 'research and representation'
BTS editors introduce the research methods stream of our ‘possible futures’ project, arguing that a stronger and...
Uncomfortable silences: anti-slavery, colonialism and imperialism
The history of anti-slavery is replete with lessons, but those commonly cited by the new abolitionists are not the...