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Explore local experiences in work against human trafficking in Asia

PhD project The project is about exploring local strategies, and local ideas, to combat human trafficking in Asia.

Andreas Henriksson is a PhD student at the Industrial Doctoral School at Umeå University.

Head of project

Andreas Henriksson
Doctoral student

Project overview

Project period:

2019-09-16 2023-09-15


The PhD project is funded by the external partners ERIKS Development partner and Interact (Evangeliska Frikyrkan, EFK), as well as from the Industrial Doctoral School (IDS). 25% of the funding is equally covered by the two external partners and 75% from IDS.

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research area

Political science

Project description

My research focuses on studying organizations and groups that combat human trafficking in Asia. The project is still in its infancy and the process is underway to formulate research questions and methods.

Preliminarily, the research will focus on local faith-based actors to explore the strategies they have for combating human trafficking, how they understand their efforts and how these efforts relate to the local context, as well as the network of organizations that fight human trafficking.

Field studies will be conducted in Asia and qualitative methods will be used for data collection and analysis.

Latest update: 2021-10-22