Public Scholarship

Public scholarship is an important component of my work as a scholar. As a recipient of numerous federal grants, I try to make my research and advocacy work approachable and available to people beyond academia. I have published a number of different articles and given talks at think tanks or government agencies to make my research available to a wider audience.
Presenting my research on human trafficking laws at the U.S. Department of State Alumni TIES Thematic International Exchange Seminar Washington D.C. in 2017. 

A podcast of my presentation at the University of Washington, part of Talking Gender in the EU, a lecture series covering gender politics in March 2021 entitled "Political Ethnography with a Gender Lens in the Latvian Parliament."

New Books Network interview for the New Books in Russia and Eurasia podcast on my book "Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia" published by Policy Press in June 2020.
Episode 3 of Series 5 of the Rights Track podcast with Todd Landman and Katarina Schwarz from the University of Nottingham in May 2020 "Strengthening laws and ending modern slavery: what connects SDGs 16 and 8.7?"

A video of my presentation from the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine in November 2015 "Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Ukraine Conflict." 

A link to an interview I did with the Heartland Labor Forum KKFI 90.1 FM in April 2011 on human trafficking and labor trafficking in Kansas.

Public Scholarship Articles
How many Ukrainian refugees have been trafficked? We won’t know for years” The Monkey Cage: The Washington Post. July 2022.

Voters can close the gender gap in Latvia's forthcoming municipal elections” The Loop: The European Consortium for Political Research. May 2021. 

Pandemic impedes human trafficking policy development” Transforming Society Blog, Bristol University Press. July 2021.

The Implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Latvia: Room for Improvement?” Baltic Bulletin, Foreign Policy Research Institute. February 2021.
How effective are policy approaches in combatting human trafficking?” Transforming Society Blog, Bristol University Press. May 2020.

POLICY BRIEFING: "Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia" Transforming Society Blog, Bristol University Press. May 2020.

Human Trafficking Policy Typologies: Making Sense of Diverging Laws in Eurasia” Delta 8.7 United Nations University Centre for Policy Research. May 2020.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Latvia: Slow Progress for Women in 100 Years of Latvian Suffrage” Baltic Bulletin, Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2018.

A Stage for Human Trafficking: The World Cup in Russia. Kennan Institute's Russia File Blog. June 2018.

Kennan Cable No.26: "Women’s Organizations Peacebuilding across Conflicts in the Former Soviet Union" Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. October 2017.

Is Gender Equality Possible in Ukraine? Lessons from the Last Municipal Elections
With Pedro Dos Santos. Krytyka: Thinking Ukraine. August 2017.    

The Politics of Russia’s Approach to Human Trafficking” Co-author Anastasia Dovgaia. Kennan Institute's Russia File Blog. Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. January 2017.

Putin’s Shame: A Forgotten Million Living in Slavery” Co-author Anastasia Dovgaia Newsweek. January 2017.

Human Trafficking: An Open Question in the Shut-In Russia” Co-author Anastasia Dovgaia. Russian News Site Intersection. January 2017.

Торговля людьми: открытый вопрос в закрытой России” Co-author Anastasia Dovgaia. Russian News Site Intersection. January 2017.

Georgia’s Safe Harbor Amendment on Human Trafficking Not All That It Appears” Human Trafficking Center Blog. University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. December 2016.

The Other Victims in the War in Ukraine” Ukraine Alert Blog. The Atlantic Council. October 2016.


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