Centre for the Study of International Slavery


Dr Joel Quirk (WISE, University of Hull)

Modern Slavery as (more than) Rhetorical Strategy? Reflections upon an Emerging Field. 

Wednesday 4 May 2011, 5.15pm

The seminar will take place in Room 401 in the Cypress Building. This is 108 on the campus map.

Dr Joel Quirk is Deputy Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, and RCUK Fellow in Law, Culture and Human Rights, University of Hull. His research focuses upon the relationship between the legal abolition of slavery and contemporary forms of human bondage. Joel is the author of Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and Contemporary Slavery (UNESCO, 2009) and The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). He is currently a member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, where he serves as Rapporteur.