Human Trafficking in a Global ContextSummer Course

Human Trafficking in a Global Context, Summer Course
Major Discipline(s)
Legal Studies, Anthropology, Human Rights
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


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