Zoe Trodd is the Director of the Rights Lab, and an expert on antislavery past and present. Her focus is multidisciplinary strategies for ending slavery.
She has a PhD and MA from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Cambridge. Before and after her PhD, she was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, an ACLS/Mellon Fellow, a research fellow at UNC Chapel Hill, and a research fellow at Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition and Resistance. Before joining the University of Nottingham as a professor in 2012, she taught at Columbia University.
She is a member of the board of Historians Against Slavery, edits a book series for Cambridge University Press called Slaveries Since Emancipation and teaches a massive open online course (MOOC) called Ending Slavery with Kevin Bales.