Neil Howard, a Marie Curie Fellow at the EUI, is part of a team of over 150 academics and practitioners who have contributed to a new e-syllabus known as the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery (BTS) Short Course.
Neil Howard is based at the Migration Policy Centre where he is working on a project entitled ‘The Anti-Politics of Anti-Trafficking’ with a focus on Benin and Italy.
The 900-page, eight-volume online collection offers insights from scholars and activists working on forced labour, human trafficking, and modern slavery. It addresses themes such as childhood and youth, popular and political representations and gender.
Speaking to EUI Life, Neil Howard explains “This work is designed to fill a major gap in policymaker and activist understanding of the structural root causes of severe exploitation and domination. There is huge public and policymaker attention to issues such as ‘trafficking’ and ‘slavery’, but that is not matched by sophisticated, scholarly understanding. We bring together the world’s best thinkers on these topics to unite their critiques in one powerful, accessible set of publications.”
The publication is online via the Open Democracy website here.