Dr Joel Quirk is a Senior Associate Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation and is Professor and Head of Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Before moving to South Africa Dr Quirk was the Deputy Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is currently a member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, where he serves as Rapporteur.
- Slavery and Abolition
- Human Rights and Duties Beyond Borders
- The Politics of Arguments and Activism
- Transitional Justice
- Repairing Historical Wrongs
- Migration and Diaspora
- Sexual Violence and Gender
- International Law
- Joel Quirk and Darshan Vigneswaran (2015) (eds) Mobility Makes States: Migration and Power in Africa. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press.
- Joel Quirk, Shogo Suzuki and Yongjin Zhang (2014) (eds) Before the Rise of the West: International Orders in the Early Modern World. London: Routledge.
- Joel Quirk and Darshan Vigneswaran (2013) (eds) Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa. (Trenton: Africa World Press).
- Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson and Joel Quirk, Slavery (eds) (2012) Memory and Identity: National Representations and Global Legacies (London: Pickering & Chatto).
- Joel Quirk (2011) The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press.
- Joel Quirk (2009) Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and Contemporary Slavery. Paris: UNESCO Publishing.