Human Trafficking and the Sex TradeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Gender Studies, Human Rights, Legal Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Globally, human trafficking ranks among the most profitable criminal activities. It is a violation of human rights, which manifests itself in ever-evolving ways of exploitation of people. In this course, gain an understanding of the many types of human trafficking ranging from child trafficking and organ trafficking, to trafficking for exploitation in prostitution or labor. You also learn the most important elements of legal and policy frameworks addressing trafficking at the European and international level.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Criminology / Criminal Justice, Public Health


Polina Smiragina-Ingelström

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD Phil (2021, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney). Masters of Science (2012, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University). BA Regional studies and international relations (2009, Moscow State University). Before commencing her academic career Polina was a migrant counsellor and reintegration assistant at the UN Migration (IOM) mission in Russia. She was engaged in providing direct assistance to migrants in distress including victims of human trafficking and exploitation; and assistance in voluntary return and reintegration of migrants in an irregular situation. Throughout her career, Polina has made monitoring, preventative and research fieldtrips to various countries in Europe and Asia, including Chechnya, Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia; and Nam Dich and Hanoi in Vietnam. With DIS since 2016.