Professor Bravo Discusses Human Trafficking and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Professor Karen E. Bravo discussed her research on human trafficking and the trans-Atlantic slave trade at the University at Buffalo Law School (SUNY) on March 10, 2011. Held at the law school's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, Professor Bravo's lecture was hosted by the University's Institute of Research and Education on Women and Gender's Feminist Research Alliance and co-sponsored by The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. The lecture, "The Role of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Contemporary Anti-Human Trafficking Discourse," discussed the superficial and exploitative references to and uses of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery in contemporary anti-human trafficking discussions. Professor Bravo identified trends in the uses of analogies to the prior period of exploitation, and suggested that more thoughtful analyses would reveal structural similarities and lead to the identification of more effective anti-trafficking methodologies.