Dr Mick Wilkinson

Dr Mick Wilkinson

Lecturer in Modern Slavery, Criminology & Social Justice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Criminology and Sociology

Summary

Mick has been a Permanent Associate at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), Hull, since its inception in 2006.

Over the past 20 years he has taught across a range of disciplines: politics, social policy, development studies, gender & identity, sociology and criminology. In a previous life Mick was a Yorkshire miner and punk lyricist. His great passions are political history, countercultures and radical forms of expression in music, theatre and the arts.

He currently sits on a number of local and regional bodies relating to policing on behalf of The Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, (Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel; Stop & Search Scrutiny Panel; Use Of Force Scrutiny Panel, etc.)

In June 2019 he received a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contribution and commitment to the Humberside OPCC’s Diversity Panel

Presentations include:

- ‘Reclaiming the agenda on immigration: forging positive narratives in a ‘small island’ nation.’ To Talking Heads, Headingly Enterprise & Arts Centre, Leeds, March 2020

- 'Challenging the border mentality: A time to revisit our commitment to the Refugee Convention.' To HEART/Leeds Festival of Ideas, May 2019

- 'Critical community engagement.' to FREEDOM TALKS: Big Picture Activism for Systemic Change led by Local Futures, Hull Freedom Festival, Sept. 2018

- '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

- Development Studies

Undergraduate

- 'Race' and Social Justice

- Inequalities, Social Divisions & Social Change

- Modern Slavery

- Transnational Organised Crime

- Community & Youth Work: Politics, Policy and Action

- Equality and Diversity: Policy and Practice

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Beyond the abolition of dual administration: The challenges to NGO governance in 21st century China

Yang, Y., Wilkinson, M., & Zhang, X. (2016). Beyond the abolition of dual administration: The challenges to NGO governance in 21st century China. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 27(5), 2292-2310. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-014-9521-7

The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China: Imperatives and challenges

Yang, Y., Zhang, X., Tang, D., & Wilkinson, M. (2015). The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China: Imperatives and challenges. International journal of social science and humanity, 5(6), 546-552. https://doi.org/10.7763/ijssh.2015.v5.515

Modern slavery: The neoliberal UK model

Wilkinson, M. (2018). Modern slavery: The neoliberal UK model. The Socialist Correspondent, 31(18), 15-17

Towards effective mobilization of social participation: from an instrumental approach to a value-oriented approach in China

Yang, Y., Xu, Y., & Wilkinson, M. (in press). Towards effective mobilization of social participation: from an instrumental approach to a value-oriented approach in China. Policy studies : the journal of the Policy Studies Institute, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1667966

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

Research interests

Research 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; race, racism and multiculturalism.

Postgraduate supervision

Mick is particularly interested in supervising postgraduate study in contemporary slavery, racism, asylum seekers and the asylum process.

Completed PhD supervisions

- 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

- A. Brachau: People Trafficking from Albania