Position Undergraduate student
Institution University of Nottingham
Discipline Sociology and Social Policy
Affiliations The Rights Lab
Contact Amelia.Watkins@nottingham.ac.uk

Personal Bio

Amelia Watkins Profile ImageAmelia is a final year undergraduate Sociology and Social Policy student at the University of Nottingham.

Amelia has grassroots experience of modern slavery having completed an internship with an anti-sex trafficking NGO in Myanmar (Burma) before her studies and working with women in the sex industry with a Nottingham based NGO whilst at university.

Since January 2018 Amelia has been working as Slavery-Free Campus Co-Ordinator and Reading Programme Director at the Rights Lab.  Amelia is responsible for an £18,000 project aimed at engaging and educating students in the issue of modern slavery and providing opportunities for them to advocate.  So far, 10,000 students have received a copy of a modern slavery narrative and events have been well attended with significant interest and engagement from students.

Amelia has been granted a Rights Lab studentship and will be completing the world’s first dedicated antislavery MA next year, whilst working part-time as a research associate in the Rights Lab.

Research Profile

Amelia has a broad interest in modern slavery research and looks forward to specialising during her MA.  She as a specific interest in policy, and the role of the perpetrator.

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Projects

Nottingham Reading Programme (UoN Against Slavery)