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Dr. Zoe Trodd
Board Member

Zoe Trodd is Professor of American Literature in the department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham, founding co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, and co-director of the university’s research priority area in Rights and Justice. She taught previously at Harvard and Columbia, is an editorial board member at the journal Slavery Today and an affiliate to the Antislavery Literature Project. She currently holds an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant (total value £1.84 million) for a project called The Antislavery Usable Past (2014-19), which is unearthing, theorizing and applying a usable past of antislavery examples and methods as a tool for policy makers and civil society in the movement to end contemporary global slavery. Her book To Plead Our Own Cause (2008) collected 95 narratives by survivors of contemporary slavery, and her other ten books include Picturing Frederick Douglass (2015), The Tribunal: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid (2012), Modern Slavery (2009), and American Protest Literature (2006).

Speakers Bureau Talks:

Speakers Bureau Talks:

Kneeling Slaves and Scourged Backs: Antislavery Visual Culture Then and Now

The Antislavery Usable Past: Abolitionist Legacies and the Protest Tradition

To Plead Our Own Cause: Voices of the Contemporary Antislavery Movement