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Dr. Zoe Trodd
Board Member

Professor Zoe Trodd is Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham. The largest group of modern slavery scholars in the world, and home to the world’s leading academic experts on modern slavery, the Rights Lab is delivering research to help end global modern slavery by 2030. Its team of more than 100 academics on campus is answering four main questions: How many slaves exist in the world and where are they? Why does slavery persist? What works to end slavery? What difference does freedom from slavery make to the world?

Her research focus is strategies for ending global slavery by 2030. She is a member of the Yale Modern Slavery Working Group and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Modern Slavery. She co-edits the Historians Against Slavery book series for Cambridge University Press, Slaveries Since Emancipation. Her book To Plead Our Own Cause (2008) collected 95 narratives by survivors of contemporary slavery, and her other books include Picturing Frederick Douglass (2015), The Tribunal: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid (2012), Modern Slavery (2009), and American Protest Literature (2006). She taught previously at Columbia University, and she has a PhD and MA from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Speakers Bureau Talks:

The Freedom Blueprint: How We End Contemporary Slavery