Professor Bravo Participates in Slavery Conference at the British Academy
Professor Karen Bravo presented her work during a two-day conference on slavery titled “Slaveries Old and New: The Meaning of Freedom” at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in London on March 27 and 28. Conference participants examined a variety of issues surrounding historical and modern-day slavery. Professor Bravo’s lecture, “Interrogating the State’s Role in Today’s Slaveries,” was given during the session titled “Slave Trades and Abolitionist Movements.” Her lecture was based on one of her current research projects.
The conference was both multidisciplinary and international. Lecturers represented the disciplines of sociology, political science, anthropology, and philosophy, and came from universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Asia, and Africa. Professor Bravo was the sole representative of the legal academy.
The British Academy is an independent national academy of Fellows elected for their eminence in research and publication. It is the UK's expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities and social sciences. The conveners of the conference were Dr. Laura Brace, University of Leicester, Dr. Mark Johnson, University of Hull, and Professors Julia O’Connell Davidson and Zoe Trodd of the University of Nottingham.
Professor Bravo is a Dean’s Fellow and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and International Affairs at IU McKinney.