3 Millennium Square
Leeds LS2 3AD
Symposium on ‘The Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction’
12 September 2017
The Carriageworks Meeting Room 2, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
This symposium will showcase recent research results from project partners (with findings split across the genres of newstexts, crime fiction, and true crime documentaries), welcomes feedback from participants, and features a group of especially invited speakers:
- Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and Chair of the National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Network;
- Matt Johnson, crime fiction writer;
- Paul Kenyon, journalist/writer/film-maker; and
- Professor Kevin Bales, academic/writer/Free the Slaves co-founder.
Practitioners, academics and policy makers will come together to investigate the ways in which transnational human trafficking is portrayed across a range of influential text types, questioning the implications that this portrayal has for policy-related response. Participants include academics, writers, film makers and a range of human trafficking charity, institution, foundation, and media subject matter experts.
If you would like to attend this event then please fill out the form below and return to Christiana Gregoriou