Enslaved girlhoods and children’s rights: Q&A with Wendy S. Hesford

Enslaved girlhoods and children’s rights: Q&A with Wendy S. Hesford

Wendy S. Hesford, a Professor of English at the Ohio State University, has spent this academic year as a Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center. While at Yale, she has been working on her research project “Enslaved Girlhoods: Human Trafficking Law, Literature, and Abolitionist Rhetoric,” which is part of her forthcoming book, Exceptional Rhetorics: Regulating Childhood and Children’s Rights. During the fall semester, she taught an undergraduate seminar on feminist perspectives on “Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking” as part of the fellowship. Marilyn Wilkes recently spoke with Professor Hesford about her current projects and her time at Yale. An edited version of the conversation can be found here.

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