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Dr Inga Thiemann


Amory B303

Inga is a Lecturer in Law (Education & Research), teaching Discrimination Law and Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery.

Inga’s research focuses on the intersections of criminal law, migration law, employment law, discrimination law and feminist theory. She is currently working on a project on different types of sex work regulation, which explores avenues of reconciling sex workers’ regulatory needs and preferences with existing legal concepts in employment and self-employment regulation, initially in the UK, Germany and Israel. 

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 at King’s College London and Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Inga is a Visiting Research Fellow at TraffLab Tel Aviv and a Horst Siebert Memorial Fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe.

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Research interests

Current research interests:
  • intersections of labour, migration and human rights law
  • sex work and its regulation
  • labour law responses to sex work
  • feminised labour and unseen/unpaid/unregulated labour



Research supervision

I am happy to supervise research in the areas of Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation, as well as their intersections with Gender & Law, Human Rights Law and Public International Law. 

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