Dr. Leslie Jeffrey
Dr. Leslie Jeffrey is a Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations. She has a BA (Hons) from Acadia University, an MA from Carleton University and a PhD from York University in Political Science. In her research she focuses on gender, human rights and national and international policy. In particular, she has done extensive research on sex-trade policies in Canada and around the world. She has published two books with UBC Press: “Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand” and, with Dr. Gayle MacDonald “Sex Workers in the Maritimes Talk Back” and published a number of articles on policies on sex-work and trafficking in persons. She teaches a variety of courses on international issues including human rights, food politics, gender, international relations and developing world politics.