- Genevieve LeBaron (University of Sheffield)
- Prabha Kotiswaran (Kings College London)
- Joel Quirk (University of Witwatersrand)
- Gabriella Sanchez (University of Texas at El Paso)
- Julia O'Connell Davidson (University of Bristol)
- Sam Okyere (University of Nottingham)
- Elena Shih (Brown University)
- Cecily Jones
- Neil Howard (University of Antwerp)
- Cameron Thibos (openDemocracy)
- Penelope Kyritsis (openDemocracy)
Genevieve LeBaron is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield and Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Fellow at Yale University. Her research investigates the global growth and governance of forced labour in retail supply chains and the politics of corporate social responsibility. Please see Genevieve’s personal website for a complete list of her publications, or follow her on Twitter@GLeBaron.
Prabha Kotiswaran lectures in Criminal Law at King’s College London. She is the author of Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India, published by Princeton University Press (2011) and co-published by Oxford University Press, India (2011). Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor won the SLSA-Hart Book Prize for Early Career Academics in 2012. She is also the editor of Sex Work, an anthology published by Women Unlimited (2011) for a series on issues in contemporary Indian feminism. Her article ‘Beyond Sexual Humanitarianism: A Post-Colonial Approach to Anti-Trafficking Law’ is forthcoming from the University of California Irvine Law Review. She is on the advisory board for Work in Freedom, an ILO-DFID anti-trafficking project. Please see Prabha’s university website for a select list of her publications, as well as her posts at the Trafficking Roundtable blog. She also blogs for the Interdisciplinary Project on Human Trafficking.
Joel Quirk is Associate Professor in Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Before moving to Johannesburg, he served as the Deputy Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. Joel has a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Australian National University, and his research primarily focuses upon topics pertaining to slavery and abolition, human mobility and human rights, repairing historical wrongs, and the history and politics of sub-Saharan Africa. Joel is a current member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, where he serves as Rapporteur.
A large number of Joel’s publications are available on his academia.edu page.
Gabriella Sanchez is an assistant professor at the National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Julia O’Connell Davidson is a professor in social research at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol. She has a longstanding research interest in work and economic life, which she has explored through studies of employment relations in the privatized utilities, as well as through research on prostitution and on sex tourism. Since 2001, she has been involved in research on various aspects of ‘human trafficking’, as well as on child migration, child ‘trafficking’ and children’s rights. Julia currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for a project titled 'Modern slavery and the margins of freedom: Debtors, detainees and children'. This work has resulted in the book Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom, now out from Palgrave (2015). She furthermore has published extensively on prostitution, ‘trafficking’, and ‘modern slavery’, and is author of Prostitution, Power and Freedom (1998, Polity) and Children in the Global Sex Trade (2005, Polity).
Sam is presently a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Nottingham, and holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy and Administration from the same university. He is primarily interested in sociological, anthropological and policy analysis of childhood, child rights, human rights, social justice, (in)equality, globalisation, migration, racism and identity. He has researched children’s involvement in artisanal gold mining and actively contributes to discussions on this topic and to related debates. Through a number of publications, events and a BBC radio interview, he has argued for more complex analysis of and solutions to this phenomenon and to others deemed to constitute contemporary child or human enslavement. Sam previously worked at the University of Sheffield on a research project on children’s participation rights in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Please find a list of Sam’s publications on his university website.
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.
Cecily Jones holds a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She currently holds an Associate Fellowship at the University of Warwick, where she formerly served as Associate Professor in the Dept of Sociology, and as Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies. She has more recently held a Senior Lectureship at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Her main research interests address colonial slavery in the Caribbean, and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality and enslaved childhood.
Neil Howard is an academic and activist based at the University of Antwerp. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, where his research focuses on forced labour, trafficking and slavery, and on the work of the modern ‘abolitionist’ field. You can find open-source versions of Neil’s publications on his blog and follow him on twitter @NeilPHoward.
Cameron Thibos is the managing editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. He previously worked as a research associate at the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute in Florence. He is a specialist in migration and possesses regional expertise in Turkey and the Arab World. Cameron received his D.Phil in 2014 from the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.
Penelope Kyritsis is an associate editor at Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. She holds a BA in Postcolonial Legal Studies from Brown University, where she wrote a senior thesis on the humanitarian and legal discourses around sex trafficking and the contemporary refugee crisis. She conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Marseille, France (summer 2015) and Athens, Greece (winter 2016).