International Partners

WORCK includes a number of international scholars as Management Committee Observers. MC Observers act as trainers at WORCK Training Schools and as invited speakers for WORCK Conferences and may host WORCK members for a Short Term Scientific Mission at their home institution.

List of MC Observers

Supurna Banerjee

Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, India

Labour, gender, migration, intersectionality, cities

WG 4

Hannah Barker

Arizona State University, United States of America

Medieval history, slave trade in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean

WG 4 – WG 1

Titas Chakraborty

Kunshan University, China

Work and society in East India Company settlements

Claudio Costa Pinheiro

Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil

Anthropology, slavery, early modern India

WG 1 – Public Outreach

Paulo Cruz Terra

Niteroi University, Brazil

Class, race and work in 19th century Brazil

Christine de Matos

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Labour and power under military occupation, creative and digital histories

WG 4

Babacar Fall

University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal

Social history of political activists, history of unions in 20th century Senegal

WG 3

Judy Fudge

McMaster University Hamilton, Canada

Labour law, precarious work, citizenship at work, feminist approaches to labour law

Uiran Gebara da Silva

Pernambuco University, Brazil

Ancient history, slavery in Roman society

Bridget Kenny

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Service work, Retail, Race & Gender, South Africa

WG 4

Prabhu Mohapatra

Delhi University, India

Labour relations in colonial India, indentured labour, global migration and work

Seth Rockman

Brown University, USA

Atlantic slavery, global labour history, capitalism, material culture, US history

WG 2 – Think Tank


Lucio de Sousa

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Japanese, Korean and Chinese slave trade and migrations in the Early Modern Period

Nicole Ulrich

Rhodes University Makhanda, South Africa

Power and colonial rule in early modern South Africa, labouring poor, social protest

WG 4 – WG 3