Professor Genevieve LeBaron


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Professor Genevieve LeBaron is a Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, and Co-Director of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). She is also Co-Chair of the Yale University Modern Day Slavery Working Group, an Editor of Review of International Political Economy, and a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders Fellow.

Genevieve’s research focuses on the global business of forced labour and the politics and effectiveness of governance initiatives to combat it. She currently holds a UK Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders Grant (2016-2019, £275,434) for the project, ‘Understanding and Governing Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains’ as well as a UK Economic and Social Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund Grant on ‘Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Decent Work for All.’

She has held visiting positions at Yale University, the University of California, Berkeley, the International Labour Organization (Geneva), Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, and Sciences Po, Paris. In 2015, Genevieve was awarded the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences for her research and policy work on forced labour. Her recent publications can be found here.

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