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Resident Expert: Social Activism in Mauritania

Resident Expert: Social Activism in Mauritania

Erin Pettigrew, Assistant Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies discusses her current research in Mauritania — women's leadership roles the Kadehiin movement during the Cold War.

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‘We Are Not Yet Free’: Living in Slavery’s Shadow in Mauritania
The rising prominence of voices like Dah Abeid’s is helping to chip away at any lingering slavery-related stigma the Haratine might feel, says Erin Pettigrew, a professor of history at New York University in Abu Dhabi who has studied social activism in Mauritania.
International Reporting Project | November 07, 2017

Talking Policy: Erin Pettigrew on Modern Slavery
World Policy Journal spoke with Erin Pettigrew, professor of history and Arab crossroads studies at NYU Abu Dhabi, about the unique nature and evolution of slavery in Mauritania, and the future of the modern abolition movement.
World Policy Journal | August 18, 2017