Professor Genevieve LeBaron

Principal Investigator – Global Business of Forced Labour project
Professor of Politics – University of Sheffield

Co-Director – Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute
Co-Chair – Yale University Modern Slavery Working Group
UK ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow

Genevieve’s research focuses on the business and governance of forced labour in the global economy. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including Socio-Economy Review, Review of International Political Economy, and Regulation & Governance. It has attracted funding from the UK ESRC, Canadian SSHRC, British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ford Foundation, and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Her research has been profiled widely in the media, including by The Economist, Forbes and The Guardian.

In 2017, Genevieve was included on the global Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List (ranked #1 academic and #38 overall) and in 2015, Genevieve was awarded the Rising Star Engagement Award by the British Academy, in recognition of her research and policy contributions around forced labour.

She has given lectures to academic and policy audiences around the world, including at Yale University, University of Cambridge, and United Nations University.

Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, Genevieve was based at the University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from York University, Toronto, and a BA from The Evergreen State College. She has held visiting positions at Yale University, the International Labour Organization, the University of California, Berkeley, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Sciences Po.