Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation

As an interdisciplinary institute WISE will generate world class research; will provide a forum for academic discourse and interaction; and will actively partner others in advancing public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery, thereby informing political and social change.


26th September 2014

WISE thoughts from the past

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded a grant of more than £1.5 million to a research collaboration involving Professors Kevin Bales and John Oldfield from the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). The grant will support research to bring into the present important lessons from anti-slavery movements of the past, translating them into effective tools to help combat forced labour. The grant is one of three announced by the AHRC under their ‘Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past’ theme, which aims to generate new understandings of the relationship between the past and the future. Read more here.

29th July 2014

Welcome to Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand

WISE extends a very warm welcome to Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand who was recently appointed to a joint School of Law/WISE position in Human Rights Law.

Shahrzad is a graduate of Evin Shahid Beheshti University in Iran and did her doctoral work at the University of Sussex.

Her research interests are criminal law, comparative law, criminology and international criminal law. Shahrzad’s PhD thesis (2012) was on decision-making by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor in relation to the Darfur Region of the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has also worked as an assistant on a number of research projects, among them the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s trial-monitoring project in Sarajevo, and, in addition, has three years’ experience as a part-time Business Specialist with Lloyd’s Banking Group.

Shahrzad took up her new post on 1 July 2014. This is an exciting new appointment and further evidence of WISE’s close working relationship with the School of Law.

For more information, visit Shahrzad's profile

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