Mick Wilkinson

Dr Mick Wilkinson

Lecturer in Race and Social Justice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

Mick is Permanent Associate at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). His academic interests include social justice; slavery in the 21st century; transnational organised crime; inequalities and social divisions; poverty and social exclusion; power, resistance and rebellion; migration; refugees and asylum; and race, racism and multiculturalism. Mick is an ex-Yorkshire miner and punk lyricist whose other great passion is for countercultures and radical forms of expression in music, theatre and the arts. Presentations include: - 'Negligence Most Profound: HM Government culpability in the growth of modern slavery in the UK.' To Headingley Development Trust, (HEART) Leeds, Feb. 2018 ' - The rhetoric and the reality of tacking modern slavery in the Brexit era.' To U3A, Hunmanby, Nov. 2017 - 'Neoliberalism and the destruction of the Welfare State'. To Hull People's Politics Oct. 2016 - 'Migrant workers in the UK and in the region: the solidarity imperative'. To Hull Trades Council, Feb 2016 - 'Swimming against the tide: Destitution as an instrument of Government'. To Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau Advice Forward Partnership Conference, Hull University, Aug. 2015. - 'A Safety net shredded on the playing fields of Eton'. To Financial Inclusion Conference, Hull & East Riding CAB, Hull, Sept. 2014. - 'Not fit for Purpose: UK Government approaches to tackling trafficking for sexual slavery'. To University of the Third Age, Hull, June, 2014. - 'One step forward, two steps back. Who will protect the unprotected?' To the Forced Labour Monitoring Group policy forum ‘Forced labour: Current Issues and Debates' London, Jan. 2013 - 'Trafficking for the UK sex trade'. To the Inner Wheel Club, AGM, Hull, Jan. 2013 - 'Who will Protect the Unprotected? Trafficking and sexual slavery in the UK'. To ‘Modern Slavery, Women & Resistance,' International Women's Day Conference, Guildhall, Hull, March 2012

Undergraduate

Postgraduate - Key Issues in Identity Politics Undergraduate - 'Race' and Social Justice - Inequalities, Social Divisions & Social Change - Transnational Organised Crime - Politics, Policy and Action - Equality and Diversity: Policy and Practice

Book Chapter

Wilful negligence: migration policy, migrants' work and the absence of social protection in the UK

Craig, G., & Wilkinson, M. (2012). Wilful negligence: migration policy, migrants' work and the absence of social protection in the UK. Migration and welfare in the new Europe : social protection and the challenges of integration, 177-194. Policy Press

Journal Article

Value similarity: The key to building public trust in charitable organisations

Yang, Y., Brennan, I., & Wilkinson, M. (2016). Value similarity: The key to building public trust in charitable organisations. Voluntary Sector Review, 7(1), 47-66. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080516X14555532383091

Out of sight, out of mind: the exploitation of migrant workers in 21st-century Britain

Wilkinson, M. (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: the exploitation of migrant workers in 21st-century Britain. The journal of poverty and social justice, 20(1), (13-21). doi:10.1332/175982712X626734. ISSN 1759-8273

Report

Forced labour in the UK and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Gaus, A., Craig, G., & Wilkinson, M. (2010). Forced labour in the UK and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber, 1999 - 2008: a review of literature for Yorkshire Futures

Craig, G., Lewis, H., Adamson, S., & Wilkinson, M. (2008). Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber, 1999 - 2008: a review of literature for Yorkshire Futures

Postgraduate supervision

Mick is particularly interested in supervising postgraduate study in contemporary slavery, asylum seekers and the asylum process, ‘race' relations and Islamophobia. Completed PhDs - R. Shepherd: The scale and extent of Forced Labour in the UK: Can existing legislative and administrative arrangements address the problem? Awarded, 2018. - Z. Boyd: Contextualising slavery: A framework for understanding the relationship between the enslaver and the enslaved. Awarded 2016 - K.Dukiya: The power elite and the paradox of poverty amidst plenty in Nigeria. Awarded 2015 - J. Walsh: Displaying Families: exploring the significance of ‘display' in a city that is increasingly culturally diverse. Awarded 2015. - Y. Yang: Development of a Scale to Measure Public Trust in the U.K Charitable Sector. Awarded 2015 Current PhD supervisions - L. Okech-Appiah: A study into Human Trafficking from Africa to Western Europe - A. Brachau: People Trafficking from Albania