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Dr. Genevieve LeBaron

Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

Dr. Genevieve LeBaron is Professor of Politics within the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield.


Her award-winning research investigates the business of forced labour in global supply chains and the effectiveness of government, industry, and worker-led strategies to combat it. Her latest books are Combatting


Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What We Can Do About It (Polity Press, 2020) and Fighting


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: History and Contemporary Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2021, co-edited with David W. Blight and Jessica Pliley). She is the author of over forty academic journal articles and book chapters (her list of publications is here).


LeBaron was elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada in 2020 and has held visiting positions at Yale University, Sciences Po Paris, and the International Labour Organization.


LeBaron was ranked #1 academic in the world on the 2017 Global Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influencers List. She has worked closely with global companies to build measures to prevent forced labour directly into their business models and supply chain relationships. She currently serves on the UK Parliament’s Modern Slavery and the Supply Chain Advisory Committee.

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