Twisting the ‘lessons of history’ to authorise unjustifiable violence: the Mediterranean crisis

More than 300 slavery and migration scholars respond to those advocating for military force against migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This is no slave trade. Where is the moral justification for actions that cost lives?

By migration scholars via Open Democracy

A migrant who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in April is unloaded in Malta. Christian Mangion/Demotix. All Rights Reserved.

Update: This letter has generated support from scholars across the world, not only from within the fields of migration and slavery but also from many related areas—such as law, history and philosophy—as well as support from other parts of civil society. As of 24 May, four days after initial publication, we have received 238 additional signatures of support. They, as well as the 310 initial signatories, are listed below.

To add your name to the list of signatures, please email your name and institutional affiliation to with the subject “SIGN”.

European Union political leaders have announced that their response to the staggering loss of life amongst migrants crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy vessels will be the use of force to smash the so-called ‘networks’ that operate out of Libya to orchestrate the perilous sea crossings. How? On May 11, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stated that “No one is thinking of bombing. I’m talking about a naval operation,” but two days later, the Guardian reported on a leaked strategy paper for an EU mission in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters proposing an air and naval campaign. This, the paper said, would lead to ‘collateral damage’. In other words, adults and children boarding or aboard the vessels under attack might be killed. With or without bombs, such ‘collateral damage’ is already a known product of the measures being employed by the EU to push back, deter, and divert migrants, including those seeking asylum.

Where is the moral justification for some of the world’s richest nations employing their naval and technological might in a manner that leads to the death of men, women and children from some of the world’s poorest and most war torn regions? A dangerous perversion of history is being peddled to answer this question.

In recent years, policy on unauthorized movement across borders has drawn a distinction between the activities of ‘people smugglers’ and those of ‘human traffickers’. Smuggling involves voluntary, consensual arrangements, but trafficking is said to entail coercion or deception, and has been repeatedly likened to the transatlantic slave trade by politicians, journalists, and even some contemporary anti-slavery campaigners. The dangers of the analogy are now made manifest, with the terms ‘smuggling’ and ‘trafficking’ being employed interchangeably in relation to migrants crossing the Mediterranean. And it is this elision that makes it possible for EU leaders to discuss the use of military force on the North African coast as if it were a moral necessity. “Human traffickers are the slave traders of the 21st century, and they should be brought to justice”, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi recently wrote. When the problem is framed in this way, their vow to “identify, capture and destroy” the vessels of those who move migrants looks like a ‘tough choice’ forced upon EU leaders by the sudden appearance of a far greater evil—a modern slave trade.

But this is patently false and entirely self-serving. As scholarship on the history of slavery makes painfully clear, what is happening in the Mediterranean today does not even remotely resemble the transatlantic slave trade. Enslaved Africans did not want to move. They were held in dungeons before being shackled and loaded onto ships. They had to be prevented from choosing suicide over forcible transportation. That transportation led to a single and utterly appalling outcome—slavery.

Today, those embarking on the journey to Europe want to move. If they were free to do so, they would be taking advantage of the flights that budget airlines operate between North Africa and Europe at a tiny fraction of the cost of the extraordinarily dangerous sea passage. And it is not ‘slavers’ or ‘traffickers’ who are preventing them from accessing this safe route.

It’s true that would-be migrants are sometimes held in terrifying conditions in Libya, but not in dungeons as a precursor to being forcibly shipped as slaves. Rather, many are held in immigration detention centres, partly funded by the EU, where both adults and children are at risk of violence, including whippings, beatings and torture. And the outcome for those who make it onto boats is uncertain. Some die en route, some survive only to be exploited and abused at the point of destination. But others who survive secure at least a chance of accessing rights, protection, family reunion, education, work, freedom from persecution, and so on.

This is not the contemporary equivalent of the transatlantic slave trade. To attempt to crush it with military force is not to take a noble stand against the evil of slavery, or even against ‘trafficking’. It is simply to continue a long tradition in which states, including slave states of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, use violence to prevent certain groups of human beings from moving freely.

This, it should be remembered, is a tradition that found its apogee in the now notorious Berlin Conference of 1885 which authorised the partition/conquest of Africa by the powers of Europe on the basis of ending so-called ‘Arab slavery’. In the two decades that followed, millions of Africans lost their lives including vast numbers of Congolese under the tutelage of the great ‘philanthropist’ himself, King Leopold II of Belgium.

And today the manner in which European states, and Australia, are continuing that tradition sets an example which is being followed worldwide, as evidenced by the appalling spectacle of Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar, but refused landing in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and left to die at sea.

There is no moral basis for measures that lead to the death of peaceable women, men and children, including victims of torture, and those fleeing persecution and war. Europe’s leaders and people must remember their own history, recent and not so recent, and the responsibilities Europe bears for the bodies in the Mediterranean and the people on the boats. We call for the resettlement of many more refugees within Europe and the dismantling of the barriers to movement that have been put in the way of all but the most wealthy.

We demand that Europe’s political leaders stop abusing the history of transatlantic slavery to legitimate military and migrant deterrent actions, and instead recall, and act upon the demands for freedom of movement, or ‘a right of locomotion’ articulated by African American anti-slavery activists of the nineteenth century.

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
Frederick Douglass


The following have signed as individuals and not on behalf of the universities and other institutions that employ them. To add your name to the signatures below, please email with the subject “SIGN”.

  1. Marthe Achtnich – University of Oxford
  2. Nilufar Ahmed – Senior Research Officer, Swansea University
  3. Bridget Anderson – Professor, COMPAS, University of Oxford
  4. Ruben Andersson – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of International Development, LSE
  5. Kehinde Andrews – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Birmingham City University
  6. Ana Lucia Araujo – Professor of History, Howard University, Washington DC
  7. Paola Bacchetta – Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  8. Oliver Bakewell – Co-Director IMI and Associate Professor, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  9. Dr Alex Balch – Senior lecturer, Department of Politics, Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS), University of Liverpool
  10. Manuel Barcia – Professor of Latin American History, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, Deputy Director – Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Leeds
  11. Jenny Barrett – DPhil in International Development, University of Oxford
  12. David Bartram – Department of Sociology, University of Leicester
  13. Tanja Bastia – Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
  14. Harald Bauder – Academic Director, Ryerson Centre for Immigration & Settlement (RCIS), Professor of Geography, Ryerson University
  15. Esma Baycan – Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva
  16. Laya Behbahani – Business & Policy Analyst, Simon Fraser University
  17. Alice Bellagamba – Professor Political Anthropology, African Studies, University of Milan-Bicocca
  18. Fatiha Belmessous – Researcher, Université de Lyon
  19. Nikki Berg Burin – Assistant Professor of History and Women & Gender Studies, University of North Dakota
  20. Gurminder K. Bhambra – Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick
  21. Sirma Bilge – Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Université de Montréal, Québec
  22. Elizabeth Bishop – Associate Professor, Modern Arab History, Texas State University
  23. Carin Björngren Cuadra – Associate Professor, Department of Social work, Malmö University
  24. David Blight – Professor of American History, Yale University
  25. Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă – Sociology of global inequalities, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  26. Anthony Bogues – Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Director for the Center of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, USA
  27. Eileen Boris – Hull Professor, History, Global Studies and Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  28. Laura Brace – Senior Lecturer, Politics, University of Leicester
  29. Avtar Brah – Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London
  30. Pepijn Brandon – NWO-Rubicon Fellow, Post-doctoral Associate, History Department, University of Pittsburgh
  31. Karen E. Bravo – Professor of Law, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University
  32. Jan Brezger – Research Associate, Freie University, Berlin
  33. Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck – Universität Bremen
  34. Thomas C. Buchanan – University of Adelaide
  35. Alice Bullard – Chief Executive Officer, IRA-USA and former Professor of History, Georgia Institute of the Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  36. Vernon Burton – Director Clemson CyberInstitute, Creativity Professor Humanities, Professor of History, Sociology, and Computer Science, Clemson University; emeritus University of Illinois
  37. Marco Buttino – Storia contemporanea, Dipartimento Culture, Politica e Società, Università di Torino
  38. Bridget Byrne – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester
  39. Mariana P. Candido – Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Kansas
  40. Joseph Carens – Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  41. Isabel Maria Estrada Carvalhais – Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal
  42. Stephen Castles – Professor, Research Chair in Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Sydney
  43. Mateja Celestina – Research Associate, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
  44. Robin Celikates – Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
  45. Myriam Cherti – Migration Researcher, University of Oxford
  46. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick – Assistant Professor of Political Sociology, Central European University, Budapest
  47. Dr Emma Christopher – University of Technology Sydney/ Anti-Slavery Australia
  48. Robin Cohen – Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford
  49. Kathleen M. Coll – Assistant Professor, Politics Department, University of San Francisco
  50. John “Sean” Condon – Associate Professor and Chair, History Department, Merrimack College
  51. Heaven Crawley – FAcSSm, Chair in International Migration, Coventry University
  52. Dr. A. Glenn Crothers – Associate Professor of History, University of Louisville
  53. Daniela Danna – Research Fellow, Università degli studi di Milano
  54. David Brion Davis – Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
  55. Nicholas De Genova – Reader in Urban Geography, King’s College London
  56. Jeroen de Kloet – Professor of Globalisation Studies, University of Amsterdam
  57. Luke De Noronha – Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology, University of Oxford
  58. Nigel de Noronha – PhD Candidate in Social Statistics, University of Manchester
  59. Jan-Georg Deutsch – Associate Professor in Commonwealth History, Fellow, St Cross College, University of Oxford
  60. Anna Di Bartolomeo – Research Fellow, Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
  61. Seymour Drescher – Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
  62. Franck Duvell – Senior Researcher & Associate Professor, University of Oxford
  63. Dace Dzenovska – Associate Professor Migration, University of Oxford
  64. David Eltis – Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University
  65. Pieter Emmer – Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  66. Hakan Erdem – Faculty Member, Sabanci University
  67. Umut Erel – Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University
  68. James Esson – Lecturer in Human Geography, Loughborough University
  69. Nicholas J. Evans – Lecturer in Diaspora History, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull
  70. Bronwen Everill – King’s College London
  71. Anne Fairchild – Historic Sites Program Manager, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
  72. Toyin Falola – Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
  73. Sara R. Farris – Sociology Department, Goldsmiths college, University of London
  74. Karwan Fatah-Black – Leiden University, the Netherlands
  75. David Feldman – Professor and Director Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Birkbeck, University of London
  76. Sandrina Ferreira Antunes – Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  77. Deborah A. Field – Professor of History, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
  78. David Scott FitzGerald – Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego
  79. Bernard K. Freamon – Professor of Law and Director Zanzibar Program on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking, Seton Hall Law School One Newark Center, Newark, New Jersey
  80. Judy Fudge – Professor, Kent Law School
  81. Paolo Gaibazzi – Research Fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
  82. Marco Gardini – Post-Docoral Fellow, University of Milano-Bicocca
  83. Andrew Geddes FAcSS – Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield
  84. Malick Ghachem – Associate Professor of History, MIT History Faculty
  85. David Theo Goldberg – Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Humanities Research Institute, Irvine, California
  86. Christopher A. Graham – Visiting Assistant Professor, History, UNC-Greensboro
  87. Cheryl Greenberg – Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  88. Melanie Griffiths – ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, University of Bristol
  89. Dean Grodzins – Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Historical Society
  90. Adrián Groglopo – Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Gothenburg university, Sweden
  91. Juan Jesús Guanche Pérez – Miembro de la Junta Directiva y del Consejo Científico de la Fundación Fernando Ortiz, Coordinador de la Sección de Ciencias Sociales y Humanísticas de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba en la especialidad de Antropología.
  92. Pamila Gupta – Wiser, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa
  93. Elise A. Guyette – Independent Scholar / Historian, Burlington, VT, USA
  94. Edgar Hassan – Director of QSR2 Solutions Ltd (Social Enterprise)
  95. Dr. Jeffrey Helgeson – Assistant Professor of History, Texas State University
  96. Eureka Henrich – Wellcome Trust Research Fellow,
    School of History, University of Leicester
  97. Per Hernaes – Professor of History, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  98. Graham Russell Gao Hodges – George Dorland Langdon, Jr. Professor of History and Africana Studies, Colgate University
  99. Stephen Hodkinson – Director, Institute for the Study of Slavery, Department of Classics, University of Nottingham
  100. Dirk Hoerder – Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, formerly Universitaet Bremen
  101. Liam Hogan – Independent researcher and historian, Limerick
  102. John Holmwood – Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham
  103. Michael Honey – Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities, University of Washington, Tacoma
  104. Neil Howard – Marie Curie Research Fellow, European University Institute
  105. Forrest Hylton – Northwestern University
  106. Engin Isin – Professor of Politics, The Open University
  107. Maurice Jackson – Georgetown University, Washington DC
  108. Christine M. Jacobsen – Professor, University of Bergen
  109. Yolande Jansen – Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
  110. Thibaut Jaulin – Marie Curie Fellow, CERI – Sciences Po, Paris
  111. Malarvizhi Jayanth – PhD Student, South Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago
  112. Hiranthi Jayaweera – Researcher Migration, University of Oxford
  113. Andrew M. Jefferson – Senior Researcher, Danish Institute Against Torture
  114. Irmelin Joelsson – DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
  115. Isabelle Johansson – PhD Candidate Social Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Lund University
  116. Martin Ottovay Jorgensen – Joint Phd Fellow, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University (Denmark) & Department of history, University of Ghent (Belgium)
  117. Roberta Julian – Associate Professor School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia
  118. Nisha Kapoor – Lecturer, University of York
  119. Lena Karamanidou – Department of Sociology, City University
  120. Maria Karaulova – Doctoral Researcher, University of Manchester
  121. Shingo Kato – Assistant Professor, Keio University, Tokyo
  122. Kerwin Kaye – Assistant Professor Sociology, Wesleyan University
  123. Esra Kaytaz – Dphil candidate, University of Oxford
  124. Kamala Kempadoo – Professor, Department of Social Science, York University, Canada
  125. Dr. Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie – Associate Professor of History, Howard University
  126. Suvi Keskinen – Academy Research Fellow, Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland
  127. Khatija Khader – PhD Candidate, CIPOD, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  128. Eric Kimball – Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  129. Danielle Kinsey – Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, Ottawa
  130. Martin Klein – Professor emeritus of History, University of Toronto
  131. Nauja Kleist – Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
  132. Louise W. Knight – Visiting Scholar, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Northwestern University
  133. Ifigeneia Kokkali – Politecnico di Milano, Dip. Architettura e Studi Urbani
  134. Helga Konrad – Executive Director Anti-Trafficking, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe IDM, Head/Coordinator of Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking
  135. Prabha Kotiswaran – Senior Lecturer, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London
  136. Leena Kumarappan – Senior Research Fellow, London Metropolitan University
  137. Dr Sarah Kyambi – Anti-Trafficking Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  138. Benjamin N. Lawrance – Hon. Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Chair in International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology
  139. Genevieve LeBaron – Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
  140. Clara Lecadet – Postdoctoral fellow, Social Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
  141. Prof. Dr. Baz Lecocq – Chair African History, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
  142. Rob Lemkin – Film maker, Oxford
  143. Katharina Lenner – Postdoctoral fellow, Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies, Jordan University, & Associated Researcher, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (ifpo), Amman
  144. Jens Lerche – Reader in Agrarian and Labour Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  145. Giulia Liberatore – Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Oxford
  146. Peter Linebaugh – Professor of History, University of Toledo
  147. Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi – Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics & Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  148. Paul E. Lovejoy FRSC – Distinguished Research Professor, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University, Toronto
  149. Richard K. MacMaster – (retired) University of Florida
  150. Cetta Mainwaring – Assistant Professor, Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada
  151. Bharat Malkani – Lecturer, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
  152. Virginia Mantouvalou – Reader in Human Rights and Labour Law, Co-Director of the Institute for Human Rights, University College London
  153. Faith Marchal – PhD Candidate, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
  154. Abdeslam Marfouk – International Migration Researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  155. Yvonni Markaki – Research Officer, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford
  156. Martina Martignoni – PhD student, University of Leicester
  157. Scott C. Martin – Professor of History and American Culture Studies Chair, Dept. of History, Bowling Green State University
  158. Enrique Martino – PhD Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin
  159. Lucy Mayblin – Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
  160. Achille Mbembe – Research Professor in History and Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  161. W. Caleb McDaniel – Assistant Professor of History, Rice University
  162. Siobhán McGrath – Lecturer in Human Geography, Durham University
  163. John R. McKivigan – Editor Frederick Douglass Papers, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  164. Aidan McQuade – Anti-Slavery International
  165. Alexander Meckelburg – Ph.D. Student, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, University of Hamburg
  166. Kathryn Medien – ESRC Doctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology and Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick
  167. Dario Melossi – Department of Legal Studies, School of Law, University of Bologna
  168. Sandro Mezzadra – Professor, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, University of Bologna
  169. Alessandra Mezzadri – Lecturer in Development Studies, SOAS, London
  170. Fabiola Mieres – Research Associate, Durham University
  171. Randall Miller – Professor of History, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  172. Margot Minardi – Associate Professor of History and Humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
  173. Sverre Molland – Lecturer in Anthropology, Development Studies, Australian National University
  174. Ismael Montana – Northern Illinois University
  175. Anne Elizabeth Moore – independent journalist, Chicago Illinois
  176. Laura Morales – Professor in Comparative Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester
  177. Ian Morrison – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology (SAPE), The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt
  178. Yasser Moullan – International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  179. Michael Nausner – Vice Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology, Reutlingen School of Theology
  180. Anders Neergaard – Associate Professor, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), ISV, Linköping University
  181. Antonio Luigi Negro – Associate Professor of History at UFBa
  182. Melanie J. Newton – Director of Caribbean Studies at New College & Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto
  183. Dr. Abdarahmane Ngaide – Enseingant-chercheur au département d’histoire de la FLSH/UCAD (Dakar, Sénégal)
  184. Amy Niang – Lecturer in international Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  185. Sian Nicholas – Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
  186. Jessica Ayesha Northey – Research Associate, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
  187. Ninna Nyberg Sørensen – Senior researcher, Research Coordinator, DIIS, Denmark
  188. Mary Nyquist – Professor of English, University of Toronto
  189. Julia O’Connell Davidson – Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham
  190. Samuel Okyere – Lecturer in Sociology, University of Nottingham
  191. Caroline Oliver – Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford
  192. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome – Professor of Political Science, African & Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  193. Ann Ostendorf – Assistant Professor of History, Gonzaga University
  194. Elisavet Pakis – Independent Researcher
  195. Polly Pallister-Wilkins – Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam
  196. Dimitris Papadopoulos – Reader in Sociology and Organization, Management School, University of Leicester
  197. Damian Alan Pargas – Associate Professor of History, Leiden University
  198. Michael Parrish – Professor of History, Baylor University
  199. Diana Paton – Reader in Caribbean History, Newcastle University
  200. Lotte Pelckmans – Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
  201. Nicola Phillips – Professor of Political Economy, University of Sheffield
  202. Jo Phoenix – Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester
  203. Teresa Piacentini – Sociology, University of Glasgow
  204. Linda Pitelka – Professor of History, Maryville University
  205. Tamara Plakins – Thornton Professor, Department of History, State University of New York, Buffalo
  206. Jessica R. Pliley – Texas State University
  207. George R. Price – Lecturer, Depts. of Native American Studies and History and the African American Studies Program, University of Montana
  208. Keith Pringle – Professor Emeritus in Sociology, Uppsala University, Honorary Professor, University of Warwick, Professor Emeritus in Social Policy and Social work, London Metropolitan University
  209. Lara Putnam – Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh
  210. Joel Quirk – Associate Professor in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
  211. John W. Quist – Professor, Shippensburg University
  212. Parvati Raghuram – Director of OpenSpace Research Centre, Geography Department, The Open University,
  213. Victoria Redclift – Lecturer in Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Surrey
  214. Marcus Rediker – Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History, University of Pittsburgh
  215. João José Reis – Professor of History, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
  216. Rita Ribeiro – Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal
  217. David Richardson – Professor Emeritus, Economic History, University of Hull
  218. Marlise Richter – Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
  219. Georgia Rigg – Leadership Lead, RECLAIM Project, Manchester
  220. Kate Roberts – Community Advocate, Kalayaan, London
  221. Stacey Robertson – Central Washington University
  222. Caroline Robinson – Policy Director, Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)
  223. Stephen J. Rockel – Associate Professor, History, Director, African Studies, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto
  224. Cathy Rodabaugh – Professional and Graduate Studies, Hiram College (Ohio)
  225. Dr Marie Rodet – Lecturer in the History of Africa, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
  226. David R. Roediger – Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Kansas University
  227. Ben Rogaly – Professor of Human Geography, University of Sussex
  228. Pernille Røge – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  229. Mary Romero – Carnegie Scholar, Professor, Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University
  230. Benedetta Rossi – Lecturer in African Studies, University of Birmingham
  231. Stephen L. Rozman – Professor of Political Science, Tougaloo College
  232. Vincenzo Ruggiero – Professor, School of Law, Middlesex University
  233. Anita Rupprecht – Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton
  234. Alex Sager – Assistant Professor, Portland State University
  235. Chandler B. Saint – President, Beecher House Center for the Study of Equal Rights, Co-director Documenting Venture Smith Project
  236. Mohammed Bashir Salau – Associate Professor of history, University of Mississippi
  237. Kerstin Sandell – Associate Professor, Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden
  238. Lena Sawyer – Associate Professor of Social Work, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  239. Marta Scaglioni – PhD Candidate at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and Milano-BIcocca, Italy
  240. Carl-Ulrik Schierup – Professor, REMESO
    Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University, Sweden
  241. Annelie Schlaug – PhD candidate Peace and Conflict Research, Lund University, Sweden
  242. Camille Schmoll – Laboratoire CNRS Géographie-cités, Université Paris
  243. Patricia Schor – Utrecht University
  244. Rebecca J. Scott – Professor of History and Law, University of Michigan
  245. Ahmadou Sehou – Enseignant chercheur, Département d’histoire, Université de Maroua, Cameroun
  246. Giorgia Serughetti – University of Milano-Bicocca
  247. Svati P. Shah – Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  248. Nandita Sharma – Director, International Cultural Studies Program and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  249. Eva Sheppard Wolf – Professor of History, San Francisco State University
  250. Robbie Shilliam – Reader in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
  251. Isabel Shutes – Assistant Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  252. James Sidbury – Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Rice University
  253. Nando Sigona – Senior Lecturer & Birmingham Fellow, Deputy Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
  254. Stephanie Silverman – The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
  255. Ibrahim Sirkeci – Ria Financial Professor, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
  256. Ala Sirriyeh – Lecturer in Sociology, Keele University
  257. Wolbert G.C. Smidt – Associate Professor in Ethnohistory, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
  258. Gretchen Soderlund – Associate Professor of Media History, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
  259. Stacey Sommerdyk – University of the Witwatersrand
  260. Tim Soriano – PhD Candidate in History, The University of Illinois at Chicago
  261. Randy J. Sparks – Professor of History, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  262. Suzanne B. Spring – Senior Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Colgate University
  263. James Brewer Stewart – James Wallace Professor of History, Emeritus, Macalester College, Founder, Historians Against Slavery
  264. Julia Suárez-Krabbe – Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University
  265. James H. Sweet – Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin
  266. Sachi Takaya – Associate Professor, Okayama University, Japan
  267. Stephanie Tamby – PhD Candidate, Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities, University of Mauritius
  268. Dr. Anastasia Tataryn – Warwick Law School, University of Warwick
  269. Mekonnen Tesfahuney – Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Media & Communication, Karlstads University, Sweden
  270. Patrizia Testaì – researcher, Defence for Children Italy
  271. Cameron Thibos – Migration specialist and Managing Editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery
  272. Chuck Thiesson – Research Fellow in Peacebuilding, Coventry University
  273. Ibrahima Thioub – Professor of History, Director of the Centre Africain de Recherches sur les Traites et les Esclavages (CARTE), Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Dakar – Senegal
  274. Zoe Trodd – Professor and Chair of American Literature, University of Nottingham
  275. Joseph Tsigbe – Maître-assistant d’histoire contemporaine, Université de Lomé
  276. John R. Van Atta – The Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT
  277. Huub Van Baar – Assistant Professor/Research Fellow, University of Giessen, University of Amsterdam
  278. Nicholas Van Hear – Researcher on Migration, University of Oxford
  279. Marieke van Houte – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  280. Henk van Houtum – Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud, University Nijmegen
  281. William C. Van Norman – Associate Professor of History, James Madison University
  282. Alex van Stipriaan – Professor of Caribbean History, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  283. Eric Vanhaute – Professor Economic and World History, Ghent University, Belgium
  284. Jo Vearey – Associate Professor and Postgraduate Coordinator: African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand
  285. Alessandra Venturini – Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute (EUI), Florence
  286. Simona Vezzoli – Research Officer, International Migration Institute, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford
  287. Tom Vickers – Northumbria University
  288. Dora-Olivia Vicol – Dphil Candidate
  289. Maria Villares – Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Birmingham Business School
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  296. Susanne Wessendorf – Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
  297. Christine Whyte – Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of History, Kent University
  298. Hanna Wikström – Researcher, Department of Law, Uppsala University; Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg
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