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Genevieve LeBaron

Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield

Genevieve LeBaron is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Chair of the Yale University Working Group on Modern Slavery, and a UK ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow. Her research focuses on the global business of forced labour and the politics and effectiveness of governance initiatives to combat it. She has held visiting positions at Yale University, the University of California, Berkeley, the International Labour Organization (Geneva), Osgoode Hall Law School, and Sciences Po, Paris. In 2015, Genevieve was awarded the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences for her research and policy work on forced labour. Her recent publications can be found here and you can follow her on twitter @glebaron.


  • –present
    Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Politics, University of Sheffield