Visiting Research Fellow at TraffLab

May-August 2019

Inga Thiemann

Dr. Inga Thiemann

Inga Thiemann, PhD, is a lecturer in law at the University of Exeter,UK and a Visiting Research Fellow at TraffLab.


Prior to her appointment at Exeter, Thiemann was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St. Mary’s University London and a Teaching Fellow at University College London. She holds a PhD in Law from University College London. Her doctoral thesis critically examined criminal law responses to human trafficking and proposed an alternative paradigm rooted in labour law. 


Theimann’s research focuses on the intersections of criminal law, migration law, employment law and feminist theory.


Research at TraffLab: Theimann will be working on a project on different types of sex work regulation, which explores avenues of reconciling sex workers’ regulatory needs and preferences with existing legal concepts in employment and self-employment regulation. 


Relevant Publications

Beyond victimhood and beyond employment? Exploring Avenues for Labour Law to Empower Women Trafficked into the Sex Industry, Industrial Law Journal (2018)

Villains and Victims, but No Workers – Why a Prosecution-Focussed Approach to Human Trafficking Fails Trafficked Persons, 6 Anti-Trafficking Review 126-129 (2016). 

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