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Professor Zoe Trodd

Director of the Rights Lab

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.