This 30-month Economic and Social Research Council funded research project asks why faith based organisations have become prominent in service provision and campaigns tackling human trafficking.

How does the growing role of faith based organisations in anti-trafficking relate to the neoliberal restructuring of the welfare state, and the emergence of welfare pluralism? What does this tell us about whether we are living in a ‘postsecular’ society?

The project is led by PI Hannah Lewis, with Co-Is Professor Louise Waite and Professor Emma Tomalin (University of Leeds) and Research Associate Gwyneth Lonergan (University of Sheffield). 

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