Dr Inga Thiemann


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Inga is a Lecturer in Law (Education & Research).

Prior to her appointment at Exeter, Inga was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St. Mary’s University London and a Teaching Fellow at University College London.

Inga completed her PhD in Law at University College London. Her doctoral thesis critically examined criminal law responses to human trafficking and proposed an alternative paradigm rooted in labour law. For her research at UCL, Inga received the Modern Law Review Scholarship.

Before her PhD, Inga read interdisciplinary degrees in International Peace and Security from King’s College London and in Advanced International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Inga is a Horst Siebert Memorial Fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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Research interests

  • labour/employment law
  • feminist legal theory
  • human rights law
  • public international law

I have a strong research interest in human trafficking/modern slavery and the rights of groups most vulnerable to labour exploitation. I am particularly interested in intersectional exclusion from rights and protections.My research incorporates socio-legal and empirical methods.


Research supervision

I am happy to supervise research in the areas of Gender & Law, Labour Law, Human Rights Law and Public International Law. 

Other information

My office hours are Mondays 3-5pm.

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