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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


‘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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


‘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…