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Steve Hoeschele

Steve Hoeschele

Program Coordinator
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As the Center's program coordinator, Steve is responsible for communications, events, supervising student workers, and supporting students and faculty via a wide range of programs. He is also currently curating a workshop on Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts through Stanford's Center for Professional Development.

Steve is a former political and labor organizer who turned to the human rights field in recent years. He studied Social Thought & Political Economy at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he also earned a certificate in African Studies and taught a full undergraduate course on contemporary slavery for his honors capstone project. After a decade in political campaigns and advocacy, he rededicated himself to human rights work, starting by working/volunteering for anti-trafficking organizations in Ghana and Australia. He recently completed the University of Nottingham's masters program in Slavery & Liberation, writing his thesis on the power dynamics between programmatic anti-slavery NGOs and international funders.

Outside the professional realm, Steve spends a good amount of time hiking, biking, and attending concerts.