Charline Sempéré is a doctoral researcher at SPERI working under the supervision of Professor Genevieve LeBaron and Dr Matthew L. Bishop. Her ESRC-funded research project, which began in September 2019, will investigate the disproportionate vulnerability of women to labour exploitation and the gender specific dynamics of forced labour across multiple industries. Charline is the co-convener of SPERI’s Doctoral Researchers Network.

Charline graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2018 where she undertook and completed a Masters in Global Political Economy. She was jointly awarded the Bethan Reeves Memorial Prize for the best record of academic attainment.

At SPERI, Charline has also provided research assistance to Professor LeBaron on her book project on combatting modern slavery. She has also worked with the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (WSRN) to produce research briefings about a range of corporate and multi-stakeholder initiatives that seek to address forced labour in global supply chains.  

Research Interests

Charline’s research interest lie in Global Political Economy with a particular focus on feminist accounts of political economy, but also intersectional feminism, the political economy of poverty, inequality and migration. More specifically she is interested in issues of work exploitation and trafficking and their role within processes of global production.