Human Trafficking in a Global ContextSemester Course

Human Trafficking in a Global Context
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 (2021, The University of Sydney), focusing on the gendered perspective on victimhood in the trafficking of men. MSc (2012, Gothenburg University), BA (2009, Moscow State University). Postdoctoral fellow in Criminology (Stockholm University). Polina’s research interests are within the disciplines of criminology and medical anthropology with a special focus on victimhood, gender, post-trafficking needs and help-seeking behavior. 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.  With DIS since 2016.

Sociology Polina Smiragina Ingelstöm

Ninna Mörner

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Master in Economic History and graduated Journalist (Stockholm University). Editor-in-chief for the scholarly journal Baltic Worlds at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University (since 2009) and the annual State of the Region Report (2020). A recognized expert in the anti-trafficking field nationally as well as internationally, involved for over a decade in numerous studies, projects, and reports on human trafficking. Formed the Swedish Platform Civil society Against Human Trafficking in 2013, which she chaired until 2018. With DIS since 2023.