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The Harvard University Academy Scholars Program is open to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars.

harvard-logo-2xThe Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

More information: http://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar

truongA new ISS Working Paper has been published by Dr. Thanh Dam Truong, senior researcher with the GGSJ research programme and Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Development Studies.

Entitled Human trafficking, globalisation and transnational feminist responses, this ISS working paper (no. 579) presents a historical overview of feminist frameworks for analysis and advocacy on human trafficking. By tracing the epistemological and ethical tensions in the body of knowledge about human trafficking and the power relations involved in interpreting the question of human dignity and agency, the paper hopes to open new lines for debate and cooperation to address the varying interpretations of the use of force as well as the nature of human agency, decision-making and choice in the business of human trafficking.

Click here for more information, including an extended abstract and to download the working paper. Oxford HandbookFEM

A version of this working paper will be published the Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements, edited by Rawwida Baksh and CIRI colleague Wendy Harcourt. The Handbook will be available online in March and the book will be available in September 2014.


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.