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My name is Neil Howard. I am an academic and an activist based at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp. My research focuses on forced labour, trafficking and slavery, as well as on the work of the modern ‘abolitionist’ field.

I advocate broadening our conception of ‘freedom’ and unconditional basic income as a tool for promoting it.

I am a Founding Editor of the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery section at openDemocracy. You can follow me on twitter @NeilPHoward.

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