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Empowering Rights through Research
|Dominique Roe-Sepowitz is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and she is the director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. Roe-Sepowitz has her master’s degree and doctorate in social work and is a researcher, professor and a forensic social work practitioner. Dominique teaches in the clinical track of the masters of social work program as well as provides clinical intervention groups focused on abuse and trauma in the community to women and men exiting prostitution. Dominique's research focus is on women and violence with a focus on prostitution and the therapeutic needs for exiting. Her expertise includes sex trafficker profiles, establishing a prevalence of sex buyers, and sex trafficking victim prevention and intervention design. Dominique works very closely with community groups including the Phoenix Police Department, the Phoenix Prosecutor's Office and Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs. Her research work spans the prevention, detection, identification and trauma-focused treatment of sex trafficking victims.|
|Bandak Lul is a Project Director at the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) in the School of Social Work, and a Support Faculty at the Department of Social Justice and Human Rights program in New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Lul’s research focuses on human trafficking, along with other issues of Social Justice & Human Rights. He specializes in exploring the characteristics, techniques, networks and movement patterns of human traffickers of refugees and migrants, and labor traffickers in the United States.|
|Kimberly Hogan, MSW, MA is a research project director in the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) and a social work PhD student in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Kimberly's research focus is on the intersectionality between LGBTQ youth and young adults and sex trafficking. She also has a focus on prostitution and the therapeutic needs for exiting. Kimberly works very closely with community groups including the Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs and the City of Phoenix and Las Vegas Metropolitan VICE Units. Her research work spans the prevention, detection, identification, and treatment of sex trafficking victims.|
|Kathleen M. Vogel is Professor and Deputy Director in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She was previously a tenured associate professor in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. She was also a tenured professor in the Department of Political Science and was Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at North Carolina State University (NC State), and held a joint appointment in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and Judith V. Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. Vogel holds a Ph.D. in bio-physical chemistry from Princeton University.
|Gabrielle “Gabby” Lout is a PhD student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Growing up visiting her family in the Dominican Republic, she became an avid scuba diver and ocean advocate. She graduated with a B.S. in Marine and Conservation Biology from Seattle University and received a M.A. in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawaii Pacific University. By melding together the quantitative and qualitative aspects of marine conservation and sustainability, she is committed to bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences. In all of her work, she takes an interest in finding solutions for the complex socio-ecological challenges our marine environment is facing and the people who depend on it most.|
|Heather Smith-Cannoy is an associate professor of political science whose work focuses on human rights and international law. She is especially interested in the effects of international law on the rights of women. Her other research interests include sex trafficking, women and children’s rights, public health, migration and statelessness.|