Timo Schrader currently works as a Global Slavery Index Research Associate in the Rights Lab to deliver the Global Slavery Index’s government response assessment: a global ranking system for how well governments are doing to tackle modern slavery. He is also Associate Tutor for a 3rd year module on the Civil Rights Movement at the University of Leicester. Previously, he worked as the Course Leader of the MA Slavery and Liberation and Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham and the University of Lincoln.

He obtained his PhD in American Studies in 2018 at the University of Nottingham examining Puerto Rican community activism in New York City in the second half of the twentieth century. He also holds an MA in American Studies (University of Nottingham) and a BA in English and Educational Sciences (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg). In 2017 and 2018, he taught and convened undergraduate and postgraduate modules at the University of Nottingham and the University of Lincoln. Timo has held several jobs in his academic career, including Student Assistant at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (2012-13), Impact Coordinator at the Department of American and Canadian Studies (2013-15), Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (2015-17),  Student Representative for his student cohort at the University of Nottingham (2013-17), and Research Associate with the AHRC-funded Antislavery Usable Past project (2017).

Timo has organized various academic conferences over the years, such as the Spring Academy (2012-13), the October Dialogues (2015-16), the American Studies Retreat (2014-17), and Historians Against Slavery (2017). He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and Anglistica/AION. He has won research awards from the following organizations: British Association for American Studies, Royal Historical Society, Economic History Society, Historians of Twentieth Century United States, and the European Association for American Studies. He has presented his research at annual meetings of the Urban History Association, the British Association for American Studies, the American Historical Association, and Historians of Twentieth Century United States.