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Journal of Human Trafficking

With the inaugural issue published in 2015, Journal of Human Trafficking has become a leader in the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons—from prevention and intervention, to protection and prosecution. This presentation will focus on how JHT emerged as a scholarly journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, as well as […]

Visual Culture, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Scholar

Presenter Aaunterria Treil Bollinger-Deters M.A.Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Ethnic StudiesDoctoral Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Journalism and Media CommunicationsCommittee Member, ACT Human Rights Film Festival Programming Advisory Committee, Dept. of Communication StudiesCommittee Member, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Advisory Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State UniversityFaculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence, 2022-2023 […]

Removing the Mystery from Dissociation

PRESENTER: Kelly R Patterson is a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking; beginning at the early age of 4 and escaping at age 22. Patterson has worked with hundreds of dissociated individuals through her previous private practice and currently via Treasured Lives, a 501c3 non-profit Advocacy organization working with survivors of sex trafficking and CSE. […]

Familial Sex Trafficking among the Bedia Caste of India: Defying the Dominant Human Trafficking Discourse

Authors Rochelle L. Dalla, Ph.D., CFLE, Kaitlin Roselius, B.S., Sarah Erwin, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Jessie Peter, M.S. Ph.D. Candidate, Jhaveri Panshal, Ph.D., Ranjan R. Mischra, Ph.D. Candidate, & Sahu, S., M.S. University/Organization University of Nebraska- Lincoln Abstract In India, numerous castes practice customary prostitution (Dolson, 2014; Jha & Sharma, 2016) that is either religious (e.g., […]

The Impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic on Global Human Trafficking

Presenter Sosamma Samuel-Burnett University/Organization G.L.O.B.A.L. Justice Online Abstract COVID-19 is an unprecedented global phenomenon. It became a wide scale global health pandemic reaching 221 countries and territories worldwide. But beyond its health implications, the broader political, economic, and social implications have made it distinct from almost any other global health crisis in recent history. Those […]

What are the research needs that are critical to empowering those combatting human trafficking?

Presenter Sandra Morgan University/Organization Vanguard University Abstract Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is a widely discussed criminal enterprise, but one that is not deeply understood. This presentation will consider research gaps through the lens of a five “P” trauma and survivor-informed model for combatting human trafficking: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Partnership, and Policy. The […]

LGBTQ+ Homeless young Adults and Sex Trafficking Vulnerability

Presenter Kimberly Hogan University/Organization University of Southern Mississippi/Arizona State University Abstract Background and Purpose: LGBTQ+ youth account for a disproportionate rate of the runaway and homeless youth population, and experience disproportionately high rates of victimization. In a six-year analysis, from 2014-2019, the Arizona State University Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research completed a study entitled […]

The Innovate Colorado Program: Evaluation Results from a Statewide Collaboration

Presenter Lauren Alessi University/Organization CSU/ Colorado State Gov’t Abstract The Innovate Colorado (IC) Program built upon existing efforts to address sex and labor trafficking in Colorado by working with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS), Regional Human Trafficking Specialists, the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, local law […]