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Living With The Consequences of Slavery

The Challenge

While questions about the need to address the manifold legacies of historical forms of slavery continue to be voiced, the recent past has revealed that it is equally vital that we understand the consequences of slavery in its newer, reimagined modern form. As yet, however, little critical attention has been paid to understanding the impact modern forms of slavery have on those caught up in them.

The Approach

This cluster of three projects will investigate problems experienced by those living in the shadow of modern forms of slavery. The first will investigate the experience of those identified as victims after being witnesses in the court process, and the second at victims in the medium term as they attempt to reconstruct their social selves. The third will consider those prevented from exercising their human rights because of restrictions placed on them by measures put in place, both locally and internationally, to prevent the emergence of modern forms of slavery.

The impact

Together these three scholarships will allow us to understand the mechanisms and impact of three decades of policies and interventions aimed at eradicating modern forms of slavery, and provide a blueprint for improving the lives of those who have had to live through it. The findings of these scholarships have the potential to transform the direction of policy and practice, in the contexts of both the Global North and the Global South.


PhD Students

Mavuto K. Banda

Jen Nghishitende

Isabel Arce Zelada