Human Trafficking in a Global ContextSummer Course

Human Trafficking in a Global Context, Summer Course
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Human Rights, Legal Studies
Location: Stockholm
Session 1

Globally, human trafficking ranks among the most profitable criminal activities. It is also a violation of human rights. In this course, you gain an understanding of trafficking, including its extent in relation to other criminal activities, and its victims and perpetrators. You learn the most important elements of the legal and policy framework addressing trafficking at the European and international level. Guest lecturers who work with the issues on a daily basis help to nuance your understanding of the subject matter.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Criminology / Criminal Justice, Gender Studies


Ninna Mörner

DIS Summer 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.

Polina Smiragina-Ingelström

DIS Summer 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