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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin University. I am the author of Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol in 2020. I am also a Regional Faculty Associate at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I was previously an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University, a University System of Georgia institution from 2014-2016. I graduated from the University of Kansas (KU) in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Political Science. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2013) and a Master of Arts in Political Science (2011) from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts in International Studies focusing on Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (2006) from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of