Slavery and its legacies

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 slavery and freedom, and the documentation of different forms of slavery around the world. Recent projects have aimed to tackle present-day manifestations and legacies of slavery in Africa.

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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.

Doctoral researchers:

  • Toni Smith: Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Historical Ethnography of Policy and Practice- 1980- 2016 

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