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Louise Waite Prof Louise Waite

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Room Manton 10.131
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


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Louise Waite is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests span migration and slavery; with a particular focus on discourses of ‘modern slavery’, unfree/forced labour and exploitative work among asylum seekers and refugees. She has published on these themes in a range of peer reviewed journals and in recent books including: Modern Slavery in the UK: Politics, policy and practice (Policy Press, 2018) Vulnerability, exploitation and migrants: Insecure work in a globalised economy (Palgrave, 2015) and Precarious lives: forced labour, exploitation and asylum (Policy Press, 2014).


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