Jennifer Suchland Wins Arts & Humanities Large Grant for Research on Human Trafficking

February 20, 2015

Jennifer Suchland Wins Arts & Humanities Large Grant for Research on Human Trafficking

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Professor Jennifer Suchland was awarded an Arts & Humanities Large Grant for a new research project entitled: Domesticating Human Trafficking: Resignifying Violence in the United States.

Her abstract for this research project reads, "My project is a multi-method investigation into and analysis of processes of domestication.  Specifically, I aim to understand how the problem of human trafficking has circulated through discourses and registers of transnational violence and criminality to produce new national categories of recognition in law and social advocacy.  The naming of U.S. domestic victims of trafficking has generated a powerful lens that is used to re-classify experiences and life positions previously silenced or pathologized. The project will trace the political, legal and discursive circuits of domestication in order to illuminate the opportunities and foreclosures posed by this turn."