Author: sverremolland

What Happened to Sex Trafficking? The New Moral Panic of Men, Boys and Fish in the Mekong Region

sverremolland , August 29th, 2019


My latest paper in Sojourn. Abstract below. Activists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the international media have repeatedly singled out the Mekong region as a hotspot for ‘sex trafficking…


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On trafficking survivors: biolegitimacy and multiplications of life

sverremolland , July 16th, 2019


My latest paper published in Dialectical Anthropology. Abstract below: Human trafficking has become a key site for intervention in global politics. Although anti-trafficking claims to mobilize resourc…


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Is anti-trafficking dead?

sverremolland , July 8th, 2019


I will attempt to answer this question at ANU’s Migration and Social-Cultural Change Workshop. For further details about the event can be found here. Abstract of my talk…


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Migration Conferences, Europe

sverremolland , June 4th, 2019


June will be a busy month for me with three migration-related events scheduled in Europe where I will discuss my recent safe migration research. First, I’ll present two…


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Book review: Capitalism Disrupted: Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian Industrial Zone

sverremolland , December 14th, 2018


I recently came across this book by Stephen Campbell which examines migration and labour precarity in Thailand. The book is excellent and I decided to review it. The…


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Hospitality within hostility: safe migration management in the Mekong

sverremolland , November 18th, 2018


I will be chairing a panel on Knowledge, power and the governance of public policytomorrow morning at the American Anthropology Association’s annual conference in San Jose, where I…


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‘Humanitarianized’ Development? Anti‐trafficking Reconfigured

sverremolland , October 23rd, 2018


Over the past three decades humanitarianism has broadened considerably in scope. Humanitarian aid agencies have increasingly moved beyond a traditionally narrow concern with immediate relief aid to en…


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Brokered Safety: Labour Recruitment and Migration Assistance in the Mekong Region

sverremolland , July 30th, 2018


On 14 August I have the great honour to present parts of my research on safe migration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). For further detials, please…


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Beyond anti‐trafficking? Rethinking migration management in Asia

sverremolland , June 13th, 2018


ANU has recently published "Paradigm Shift – People Movements" – a selection of short essays from ANU colleagues on migration related challenges in the region. In my contribution,…


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Sydney Ideas – Beyond Trafficking and Modern Slavery?

sverremolland , April 10th, 2018


I am honoured to take part in a keynote panel this Wednesday at tge University of Sydney which will consider discourses of trafficking and modern slavery. With current…


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Sedentary Optics: Static Anti-Trafficking and Mobile Victims

sverremolland , March 22nd, 2018


My latest publication in Current Anthropology Abstract Postpanopticism and the “mobility turn” within the social sciences provide important challenges to territorial constructs, such as Foucauldian pano…


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The least of all possible evils (review)

sverremolland , April 12th, 2017


Some time ago I was invited to review Eyal Weisman’s book, The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza for the (now defunct) Forced…


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Safe migration: an emerging development modality?

sverremolland , February 14th, 2017


ANU’s Crawford School is hosting the Annual Australasian Aid Conference 15-16 February, where I will present a paper of safe migration governance in relation to development aid strategies….


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Humanitarianism in the Anthropocene

sverremolland , December 7th, 2016


The anual Australian Anthropology Society conference is fast approaching. I will be co-chariing a panel on Humanitarianism in the Time of the Anthropocenetogether with Darryl Stellmach (University of…


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Hospitality within hostility: safe migration management in the Mekong

sverremolland , October 14th, 2016


The annual Australian Anthropology Conference is approaching (12-15 December 2016). Besides co-chairing a panel on Humanitarianism in the Time of Anthropocene I will also present a paper in…


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‘What happened to sex trafficking?

sverremolland , October 3rd, 2016


The University of Melbourne is hosting a symposium on Gender, Mobility Regimes and Social Transformation in Asia, 3-4 November, 2016. Further details can be found here. I will…


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