MA Ruth Ennis


E-Mail: ruth[dot]ennis[at]uni-leipzig[dot]de


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2008 – 2012 Bachelorstudium in European Studies am Tallaght Institute for Technology, Dublin und an der Universität Straßburg
2013 – 2015 Masterstudium in Global Studies an der Universität Leipzig.
März 2014 – Juni 2015 Studentische Hilfskraft am Global and European Studies Institute, Universität Leipzig.
Januar bis Juli 2016 Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Institut für Kulturwissenschaften der Universität Leipzig im SFB 1199 / Teilprojekt „Kulturunternehmer zwischen urbaner Massenkultur und transnationalen Verflechtungen, 1880-1930“
Seit Oktober 2015 Doktorandin an der Universität Leipzig unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring (finanziert durch die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)


Transnationale und Verflechtungsgeschichte, Geschlechtergeschichte und Critical Race Theory, Geschichte der supranationalen Organisationen und Sozialbewegungen


The Language of “White Slavery”: Constructing a Transnational Problematique, 1856 – 1904
Entangled in latter 19th century debates and political action around prostitution, the language of white slavery was taken up by an array of actors who had a stake in how these discourses were related to broader questions of morality, migration, modernity and the role of women in society. Literary authors, members of women’s movements, moral reformists, religious leaders, state representatives, medical doctors, lawyers and journalists from across Europe engaged in cross-continental conversations and debates which translated and transformed the problem of white slavery, as well as the knowledge and narratives adopted or ignored in processes of juridification around it. By examining the contentions and transfers between narratives of white slavery in textual sources from 1856-1904, this dissertation sheds light on the knowledge used to frame them, while at the same time shows the uneven and antagonistic processes which ultimately fed into the drafting and signing of the International Agreement for the suppression of the “White Slave Traffic” in 1904.

Betreuerin: Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring

Letzte Änderung: 25. März 2020