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UWISC Talk June 4th: "The Humanitarian Development Nexus: Anti-Trafficking in the Asia Pacific"

Elena Shih, Assistant Professor, Brown University
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Elena Shih
Elena Shih

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Elena Shih is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where she directs a human trafficking research cluster through the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Her book-in-progress, under advanced contract with UC Press, is a global ethnography of the transnational social movement to combat trafficking in China, Thailand, and the US. Her recently published New York Times op-ed, “How to Protect Massage Workers,” shares research conducted as a core organizer of Red Canary Song, a grassroots coalition of sex workers, migrant workers, and allies working in Flushing, Queens. 

Political Science Ph.D student Rachel Castellano will serve as discussant