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 aims to examine the securitization of regulatory agencies and its impact on experiences of unfree labour within internally displaced communities (IDPs) in Brazil, particularly in biodiverse and resource rich regions. This three-year study (2021-2024) will investigate:

(1) how the securitization of state policy and practice is regulating forms of slave labour in infrastructure projects among newly displaced in the Amazonian region;

(2) the extent to which inequitable access to social rights and adequate living conditions following displacement are linked to the experience of slave labour;

(3) how the shared experiences of the internally displaced and the enhanced visibility of their working conditions can inform local, national and international policies and practices to combat slave labour.


Funding bodies:

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

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


  • Leverhulme Trust: £118,000.00


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