DASA research examines slavery as a historical and contemporary phenomenon.
DASA’s interdisciplinary tradition supports comparative and country-specific research that contributes to the theorisation of freedom and un-freedom, and the documentation of different forms of slavery, abolition and emancipation around the world. A recent collaborative project tackled present-day manifestations and legacies of slavery in West Africa.
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- LESLAN: Legacies of Slavery in Niger
LESLAN supports the activities of the Anti-Slavery Taskforce and Timidria, the main Nigerien anti-slavery NGO, in their efforts to improve the situation of people of slavery descent in the Republic of Niger. The specific objective of LESLAN is to change the way slavery and slave ownership are imagined, to end the stigma directed against the descendants of slaves and to engage in an unprecedented public dialogue on slavery in Niger.
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