DATE: Friday, February 3, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: SSC Room #5220
Annie Bunting is an Associate Professor in the Law & Society program at York University in Toronto, teaching in the areas of legal pluralism and human rights.
Over the last two decades, contemporary slavery and human trafficking have emerged as major sources of popular fascination and political preoccupation. This rapid and unexpected promotion to the front ranks of global conversations regarding exploitation and vulnerability has had far-reaching consequences. While the cause of combating contemporary slavery (chiefly understood as fighting human trafficking) has experienced a remarkable degree of success in terms of popular awareness, institutional integration, and rhetorical support, many of the practical interventions that have followed have been inadequate in addressing the underlying causes of exploitation and poverty, and complicit in a series of questionable political and ideological agendas.
Bunting’s research brings historical, gendered and labour perspectives to bear on the question of contemporary exploitation of women in war.
Everyone welcome -- no RSVP required.