Researching invisible people in modern slavery: Projects at Oxford Brookes and Elmore Community Services, Oxford

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Invisible People by Rory Carnegie

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  • Everyone


The Lab, Abercrombie, Headington Campus


Oxford Brookes Business School in association with Oxford Human Rights Festival. How do we as researchers know about such invisible people? How do we inquire into the lives and experiences of people who are invisible among us, because they might have followed paths to change their lives for the better and fallen into tangled webs of exploitation, systems of debt and other complex socio-economic structures as well as powerful personal and criminal relations that hold them in some forms of modern slavery? How can we contribute to inform, critique and improve policies as well as institutional and business practices to eliminate slavery through research in universities and in charities?

To conclude the photo exhibition ‘Invisible People’ in the Lab and as an extension to the Oxford Human Rights Festival, Dr Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes, Social Sciences Department), Dr Kate Clayton-Hathway (Oxford Brookes, Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice) and Fiona Gell (Elmore Community Services, Oxford) will present and discuss their respective research and experience as researchers: on modern slavery from Vietnam to cannabis farms and nails salons in London, from Central Europe to hotels in Scandinavia and the UK, to local responses to address threats and provide effective responses to identify, protect, refer and support victims in Oxford.

Panel presentation and discussion followed by audience Q&A.

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