Elizabeth Faulkner

Dr Elizabeth Faulkner

Lecturer in Contemporary Slavery

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

Qualifications

  • BA (Keele University)
  • MA (Keele University)
  • PhD (De Montfort University)

Book Chapter

Historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children – a critique

Faulkner, E. A. (2019). Historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children – a critique. In J. Winterdyk, & J. Jones (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Human TraffickingPalgrave Macmillan

Journal Article

The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition

Faulkner, E. A. (2018). The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition. Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.31273/LGD.2018.2101

Committee/Steering group role

Coordinator of the Emerging Scholars & Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI) Network

2018 - 2020

Co-ordinator of an international network of early career scholars working on issues of migration from a diverse range of disciplines.

Conference organisation

Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery: Law, Policy and Society

2019

Funding secured from: Modern Law Review Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)

Conference presentation

Lost children of the Archives: Child Trafficking and the League of Nations’, White slavery in Transnational and International Context, 1880 – 1950,

2019

Lost children of the Archives: Child Trafficking and the League of Nations

The Trafficking of Children: Exploitation, Sexual Slavery and the League of Nations’

2019

(Session Title: Three faces of enslavement: the state; the market; and the individual) Economic History Society, Annual Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, April 2019

The removal of the agency of the child within the discourse of human trafficking and "modern slavery"’, IASFM Annual Conference 2018: Whither Refugees?

2018

IASFM Annual Conference 2018: Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, July 2018

A critique of the historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children’

2018

The Neglected Methodologies of International Law – Empirical, Socio-Legal and Comparative, University of Leicester, January 2018

The Rights of Children: The League of Nations, The United Nations and the process of Decolonizing International Child Law’

2019

Decolonisation and the Law School: A one-day workshop, University of Bristol, September 2019

Journal peer reviewer

Journal of Human Trafficking

2019

Other

Visiting Fellow

2019 - 2019

Visiting Fellow, University of Liverpool

The Trafficking and Exploitation of Children in the 1920s, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

2019 - 2019

Public Lecture: International Slavery Museum, Liverpool During the 1920s, the League of Nations viewed the trafficking of children as one of it's earliest priorities. Foremost in this discussion was the problematic term of "white slavery". Scholars have long since recognised this as a difficult label for racial, as well as practical reasons. Children, the focus of this paper, were positioned as part of this problematic discourse. In the words of one delegate to the League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Children in Geneva in 1923 " ‘The White slave traffic assumed large proportions; young girls – and even young boys – swelled the personnel of the over-numerous houses of ill-fame’. The paper examines the work of the League of Nations to investigate and combat the trafficking of children. In doing so it expands upon the ideas of morals, race and the exploitation of children early twentieth century to illustrate how the vulnerability of children was central to international attempts to end the trafficking of children in the aftermath of the Great War (1914-1918).

Freedom Talks: Modern Slavery with Annie Kelly (The Guardian)

2018 - 2018

Freedom Festival Hull, Tent Talk

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Funding

2019 - 2019

Faces of Hull: interpreting refugees, slaves and migrants