Hagerty, Alexa

Grad Status: 
Third Year Cohort

I research human trafficking in the Southern Cone of Latin America. I consider two interrelated questions: how human trafficking is produced as a universal category of human rights and how the category of human trafficking is vernacularized—adapted, reformed, and resisted—by local actors. My theoretical interests center on critical humanitarianism and human rights, histories of public health and moral reform, and the moral imagination. I studied in the Great Books program at St. John’s College and have a Master’s Degree in Folklore from the University of California, Berkeley.