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A Diaspora Approach to Understanding Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation

A Diaspora Approach to Understanding Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 108N
Time: Mar 16th, 12:00 pm End: Mar 16th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Diaspora/Transnational, 2000-
Talk by Antonela Arhin, University of Toronto

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies presents Hellenic and Balkan Seminar Series

A Diaspora Approach to Understanding Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation

Dr. Arhin will discuss a diaspora methodology which provides a more nuanced and in-depth method of analyzing human trafficking cases, and takes into account the intersections between traffickers, victims and diaspora communities within the human trafficking process. She analyzes data from 72 court files (2004-2014) handled as cases of trafficking of adults and children for labour exploitation by various courts. Dr. Arhin will present the results of this analysis with respect to the behavior of traffickers and the role of diaspora networks in the recruitment, transportation, and receipt of the victims. She also examines the relations between traffickers, victims, intermediaries, and collaborators, for both domestic and transnational cases.

Dr Antonela Arhin is the Executive Officer at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses on human trafficking, diaspora, and transnationalism. She has two decades of experience in higher education, government, and NGOs, and most recently worked on a project promoting identification of labour trafficking cases involving Roma children in Serbia and Montenegro. Her co-edited book, Labour Migration, Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations: The Commodification of Illicit Flows (Routledge, 2012) addresses human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation within the contexts of migration and the global economy.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Edith Klein 416-946-8962


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