Two roundtable members, Denise Brennan and Dina Francesca Haynes, recently published articles in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (May 2014) edited by Ronald Weitzer and Sheldon X. Zhang. See the full Table of Contents for additional scholarship on recent empirical research on human trafficking.
Trafficking, Scandal, and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Argentina and the United States by Denise Brennan (Abstract)
This article examines the varied consequences that the label “trafficked” holds for migrants and for the organizations that assist them. In the case of migrants from the Dominican Republic to Argentina, threat of U.S. economic sanctions prompted the two governments to document incidents of trafficking by labeling all forms of migrant labor...
Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Lab or in the United States is a newly released book by Denise Brennan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University. Life Interrupted follows the lives of survivors of trafficking in the United States. It documents the ordinary tasks of settling into a new country after extraordinary abuse. At once scholarly and accessible, her book links these firsthand accounts to global economic inequities and under-regulated and unprotected workplaces that routinely exploit migrant laborers in the United States. Brennan contends that today’s punitive immigration policies undermine efforts to fight trafficking. Life Interrupted is a riveting account of life in and after trafficking and a forceful call for...
Project member Aziza Ahmed has penned a terrific piece in the latest issue of Foreign Policy: ”Think Again: Prostitution — Why zero tolerance makes for bad policy on world’s oldest profession.” You can view the article online here.