Elizabeth A Faulkner

Lecturer in Contemporary Slavery, University of Hull

Lecturer in Contemporary Slavery, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

I read my undergraduate degree in Law with American Studies at Keele University, going on to complete an MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at the same institution. Initiated through the international exchange program with the TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai my MA dissertation evaluated the commercial sexual exploitation of children in India and lay the foundations for my doctoral research. Having recently submitted my doctoral thesis ‘The Trafficking of Children; International Law, Modern Slavery and the New Abolitionists’ at De Montfort University. Generally interested in International Child Law, Human Rights and Gender and the Law, specialising in human trafficking, migration, slavery, exploitation and sexual and domestic violence. My areas of expertise broadly encapsulate “children on the move” and the international legal responses.


  • 2018–present
    Contemporary Slavery Lecturer, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
  • 2017–2018
    Law Lecturer, Staffordshire University
  • 2014–2017
    Part-time lecturer, De Montfort University