Our Mission


To respond to human trafficking by moving the knowledge base forward.


The Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars:

Is dedicated to an international partnership with an understanding of the historical, political and cultural components of human trafficking as they influence research, policy and activism in each respective global community.

Approaches scholarly discourse with a respect for pluralistic views while steadfastly pursuing social justice for all regardless of racial or gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, age or ability.

Encourages the collaboration and integrity of innovative research-based approaches to inform policy, advocacy and activism.

Asserts clear ethics grounded in the importance of moving the knowledge base forward by producing high-quality research that goes beyond institutional barriers to be accessible to all.