Discussion of Monica Petersen’s unpublished paper, “What are we saving women from and what are we saving them to? GAD Analysis of the Business of Sex Trafficking.” JJ Janflone and Seth Daire dedicate this episode to their friend and colleague Monica Petersen. Her paper critiques Siddharth Kara’s Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. Monica utilizes a Gender and Development (GAD) framework analysis to understand global trafficking in women. Her analysis of gender and methodology is the primary focus of this podcast.
After graduating with her M.A. in International Development, Monica stayed on to work with the Human Trafficking Center as a Research Fellow and the Assistant to the Director, as well as being appointed to the Data and Research Task Force of the Governor’s Colorado Human Trafficking Council. After leaving her position at the Korbel School this past June, she moved to Haiti in September to teach and set up an NGO. Monica was a scholar-activist committed to serving the dispossessed and a clear and critical voice in the human trafficking field. She died on November 13th, 2016.