The Association for the Study of Nationalities Book Panel

The Association for the Study of Nationalities gave me a final opportunity to have a book panel on Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol in 2020. The pandemic squashed my original plans for a 2020 book tour in the United Kingdom and then war destroyed my hopes of returning to Ukraine in 2022 to talk about my book and give copies of my book to my Ukrainian colleagues and friends. 

This is why I was so excited to get the opportunity to celebrate the publication of my book with a few US based colleagues who were there at the beginning of my research and read through preliminary chapter drafts. My book panel included Cynthia Buckley from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Lauren McCarthy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Nadia Shapkina from Kansas State University and focused on policy responses and failures with human trafficking in Eurasia. We also discussed the implications of forced migration with the renewed war and invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The panelists offered thoughtful comments and I was so thankful that they took the time to read and engage with my work.

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