Lawrence, Kansas Trip!

Our trip to Lawrence, Kansas for the Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking was one of the many amazing experiences had during my time working with the Human Trafficking Research Lab. I had never been to Kansas so I was blown away with the scenery and the culture of the campus and Lawrence. During the conference days, I was able to learn so much about the anti-trafficking discourse and different research approaches. I was also able to present the research in front of many well-known and often cited researchers and we were even able to present research in front of an author we had cited within our literature review portion of our paper. I was also able to enjoy the art museum that was in display specifically for the theme of the conference, which I have included a couple of the art pieces I had enjoyed! The trip was also full of restaurant trips that required me to step out of my comfort zone, but I was pleasantly surprised. We also did a bit of shopping in Lawrence and met so many friendly store cats, which created such a comforting atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back and enjoy Lawrence on my free time.

- Julisa


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