Securitisation of Nature, Displacement and Unfree labour in Brazil's Amazon

Project: Research Fellowship

Project Details


Leverhulme Early Career fellowship (ECF)

Layman's description

This project examines the experiences of unfree labour within migrants and internally displaced communities in Brazil`s Amazon. Drawing upon the life stories of displaced workers and ethnographic documentation of their living conditions, this study intends to provide new theoretical frameworks and policy-based recommendations to address the issues of forced displacement and slave labour in Brazil. 

This three-year study (2021-2024) will inform policy responses to SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions; SDG 8 on growth and decent work; SDG 10.7 on orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people.


Funding bodies:

Leverhulme Trust and University of Strathclyde
(Total funding: £364,641.00)

Effective start/end date1/10/2130/09/24


  • Leverhulme Trust: £118,000.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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