New York Law School Law Review Hosts Symposium – Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

The New York Law School Law Review will be hosting a symposium entitled “Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals,” on October 10, 2014. Speakers include members of the Project, including Denise Brennan, Florrie Burke, and Janie Chuang.  Martina Vandenberg, Founder and Director of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, will provide the keynote address: “Putting Survivors First: Innovative Legal Strategies in Human Trafficking...

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New Participatory Research Manual Focused on Domestic Workers Released

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

The Research Network for Domestic Worker Rights (RN-DWR) recently released a “A Participatory Research Manual on How Domestic Workers and Researchers can Jointly Conduct Research.” The goal of the project is to empower domestic workers by training them to conduct research on the issues that affect them.  By creating a step-by-step guide through all phases of the research process (research design, implementation, and analysis), the authors sought to  “address the frequent...

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Thai Government Hires Washington Lobbyists to Avoid Downgrade in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

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The US recently launched its 13th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. According to project member Ann Gallagher, its influence is still “undeniable.” One of the reasons is that while governments may distrust the report and question its findings, they dread a negative assessment. For example, Thailand recently drew attention by retaining expensive Washington lobbyists in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to avoid a downgrade in this year’s TiP report. The Royal Thai embassy in...

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Check Out New Scholarship in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

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...

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Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

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...

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