Members of Antislavery ERA come from all around the globe, united by a shared field of research and a desire to move the subject into new and innovative places. Here, you can see the profiles of a range of our researchers and learn about their work.
Katarina is and Associate Director at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, focusing on anti-slavery law and policy globally.
Minh is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham and the Executive Director of the Survivor Alliance.
Rebecca is a doctoral researcher at the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. Her PhD examines the ways in which museums across the UK engage with antislavery as both an historic and a contemporary issue.
Hannah Jeffery is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, focusing on radical narratives of the anti-slavery past in Black Power murals.
My work focuses on slavery and anti-slavery resistance in the United States including the Underground Railroad, which I regard as an early example of grass-roots human rights activism in practice.
Gregory is a doctoral researcher at Florida State University, focusing on the intersection of systems of slavery and their physical environments.
James is an international human rights lawyer and doctoral candidate at King’s College London.
Alexandra is a doctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool. Her thesis research is analysing the role of ideas in the modern anti-slavery/anti-trafficking movement and related policies and legislation. Her broader research interests are gender, migration and human rights.
Alicia is a doctoral researcher at the Wilberforce Institute, part of the University of Hull, focusing on the relationship between conflict and contemporary slavery.
Alys is a postgraduate researcher at Birkbeck University, focusing on child survivors’ agency, voice and experience.
Amanda is a researcher at Hope for Justice, focusing on the interpretation of modern slavery in relation to historical associations.
Amy Weatherburn is a Ph.D. researcher conducting research on trafficking in human beings and the handling of labour exploitation in law.
I am a postdoc with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, developing web-based Citizen Science/crowdsourcing projects and approaches to locate features in satellite images associated with modern slavery (e.g. brick kilns in India).
Hannah-Rose is a Research Associate for the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, focusing on African American activism, transatlantic abolitionism and American slavery.
Ana is a doctoral researcher at the University of Granada, focusing on contemporary forms of slavery within the Spanish legal framework.
Chloe is a PhD Researcher at The University of Hull, her Scholarship focuses on Human Trafficking and Restorative Justice, specifically victims of sexual exploitation in England and Wales.
Ben Brewster is a research fellow and PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University. His work focuses on contemporary responses to modern slavery and other forms of organised crime.
Bethany is a PhD Student at the University of Nottingham, researching industries which are known to use the exploitative practice of contemporary slavery in across South Asia, using remotely sensed satellite imagery.
Jing is a lawyer and doctoral researcher at Católica Global School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal focusing on victims’ rights and protections in human trafficking prosecutions.
Joseph teaches history at Aston University and studies slavery and abolition, with a special focus on North America and West Africa.
Juliana’s work focuses on the meaning of sustained freedom for victims of modern slavery and the critical role that communities play in achieving it.
Kam Phung is a PhD candidate and Government of Canada Vanier Scholar at the Schulich School of Business, York University, focusing on the business side of slavery in modern society.
Selim is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham focusing on the risk of modern slavery in supply chains.
Shamere is an activist in the fight against human trafficking and the CEO of the Sun Gate Foundation.
Yvonne is a doctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool focusing on the concept of modern slavery and how it shapes and affects legal responses to human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation.
Paola is a researcher and a legal advisor on human rights, migration and criminal law.
Rachel is a physician boarded in family medicine and psychiatry doing research about individuals with lived experience involved in anti-trafficking work and the intersection of physical and mental health for trafficked individuals.
Carlos is a Master of Arts in International Peace Studies and is currently undertaking a Master of Research in Criminology at the University of Manchester, focusing on applying epidemiological criminology tools to identify victims of human trafficking.
Jessie Brunner brings general expertise in human rights and international policy to her role as Senior Program Manager of the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, where she directs the human trafficking research program.
Anta is a doctoral researcher at the University of Hull, focusing on human trafficking from Albania, as one of the top countries for potential victims of trafficking in the National Referral Mechanism.
Danielle works as a counselor and advocate, providing direct support, care and counseling services utilizing evidence-based, trauma informed, practices for women.
Katie is the Case Management Program Director for Ark of Freedom Alliance, an agency in Florida that serves as refuge for male and transgender individuals who have survived trafficking and exploitation.
Runa is currently a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery focusing on the relation between mental health and sexual well-being in the processes of integration of survivors of trafficking.
Sara is a doctoral researcher (Socio-Legal Studies) at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the protection of Eritreans under international law.
Amelia is a final year undergraduate Sociology and Social Policy student at the University of Nottingham, currently working for the Rights Lab directing their slavery-free campus work.
Anne-Marie is researching the role of statutory and voluntary agencies in supporting Modern Slavery survivors, identifying positive practices and areas of need in care pathways.
Sarah is a Graduate student at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, studying Human trafficking, Migration, and Organized Crime with the aim of gaining a better understanding of strategies to combat different forms of human exploitation.
Jassi is currently a PhD candidate in International Law at the University of Bristol, researching girl child soldiers in armed conflict using a postcolonial feminist framework. In doing so, she is exploring narratives of child-soldiery and the exclusion of the voices of survivors.
Beth is a survivor leader who is passionate about advocating for survivors of modern day slavery.
Lewis is a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield conducting research on the police response to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in the UK.
Xuan Li is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen
Emese is a doctoral researcher at the Royal Holloway, University of London and researches public attitudes towards anti-trafficking organisations in Germany and Hungary.