During the week of November 30, Dr. Wendy Stickle participated in the Universitas21 Early Career Researchers Workshop: Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Forced Labor. Dr. Stickle collaborated with researchers from across the world. During the conference, she partnered with a researcher at the University of Nottingham to pitch a research project in a "Shark Tank" style competition. She was awarded funding to conduct research in Northern Africa and Italy to examine the coping mechanisms and resilience of forced migrants at different points in their journeys to refuge. She was invited to participate in a dialogue on children and human trafficking during the event. She has also accepted an invitation to act as an editor for a special issue of the Journal of Modern Slavery next year.
Dr. Wendy Stickle is the director of the CCJS undergraduate program at Shady Grove. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2009. She teaches research methods, criminological theory, and juvenile delinquency, and human trafficking. Her research interests include program and policy evaluation, juvenile delinquency, prevention, and human trafficking.