Our Research, Publications, and Presentations

Our Research, Publications, and Presentations


At the Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (HTMS) at the University of Central Florida, we are dedicated to combating human trafficking through comprehensive research, scholarly publications, and impactful presentations. Our multifaceted approach aims to illuminate the complexities of this global epidemic, foster informed dialogue, and drive actionable solutions. By leveraging the expertise of interdisciplinary teams and partnering with local, national, and international organizations, we strive to create a holistic understanding of human trafficking. Our goal is not only to provide academic insights but also to translate our findings into practical strategies that can be implemented by policymakers, law enforcement, and community organizations. We are committed to empowering survivors, educating future leaders, and raising awareness through our innovative and collaborative efforts. Together, we can work towards a future where human trafficking is eradicated, and every individual is free from exploitation.


Our rigorous research initiatives delve into diverse domains, from socio-economic factors to technological advancements, to understand and address the intricate dynamics of human trafficking. By leveraging interdisciplinary methods, we strive to uncover new insights and develop innovative strategies to combat trafficking effectively. Our research encompasses a wide range of topics including the role of technology in trafficking, the socio-economic factors that contribute to the vulnerability of certain populations, and the effectiveness of various intervention strategies. By collaborating with experts from various fields and using advanced research methodologies, we ensure that our findings are robust and impactful. Our research is not just about deepening understanding; it’s about making a tangible impact on policies, practices, and the lives of those affected by trafficking.

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We believe in the power of knowledge dissemination to inspire change. Our team produces a range of scholarly publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and research reports, to share our findings with the global community. These publications contribute to the body of knowledge on human trafficking and modern slavery, offering evidence-based solutions and influencing policy and practice worldwide. Our publications address various aspects of human trafficking, such as the effectiveness of legislative measures, the psychological impact on survivors, and the role of community organizations in prevention and intervention. By providing access to these in-depth studies, we aim to educate, inform, and inspire a wide audience, from academics and policymakers to frontline practitioners and the general public.

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Engagement and education are key to our mission. Through presentations at conferences, workshops, and seminars, we share our research findings and best practices with diverse audiences. Our presentations aim to educate and empower stakeholders, from students and academics to practitioners and policymakers, to take informed actions against human trafficking. We participate in and host various events where we present our latest research, discuss emerging trends, and share successful strategies for combating human trafficking. Our presentations cover a range of topics, including the latest technological tools for detecting trafficking, case studies of successful interventions, and training programs for professionals in the hospitality and tourism industries. These events provide valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and collaboration.

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Join Us in Our Mission

We invite you to explore our research page to learn more about our initiatives and take part in the fight against human trafficking. Whether you’re looking to understand the latest research, access our publications, or attend our presentations, you’ll find valuable resources and opportunities to engage with our work. Together, we can uncover truths, advocate for change, and build a future free from exploitation. By joining us, you become part of a global effort to end human trafficking and modern slavery. Your involvement, whether through reading our publications, participating in our events, or supporting our research, helps us move closer to a world where every individual can live free from exploitation.

Please consider supporting the UCF HTMS Center by purchasing a copy of this comprehensive human trafficking textbook. All proceeds go to support the HTMS Center and its anti-trafficking efforts. You can find the book here.