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Rochelle Dalla


Dr. Dalla’s research focuses on familial dynamics, intergenerational family processes, and support systems of women trafficked into the commercial sex industry (CSI). Her work is centered in both the United States and India. In an attempt to identify more effective methods for recruiting survivors, Dr. Dalla is exploring the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as data collectors— which may be an especially useful strategy in rural states like Nebraska. In India, Dr. Dalla’s research has focused on both urban (brothel-based) and rural (source community) sex trafficking survivors. Currently, she is examining cultural and familial processes associated with intergenerational sex trafficking among a unique Indian caste. Dr. Dalla partners with multiple Indian-based NGOs in her global endeavors. In addition to her active research, Dr. Dalla is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Human Trafficking (published by Taylor & Francis; click here) and co-editor of the soon-to-be-released International Handbook of Human Trafficking: A Multi-disciplinary and Applied Approach. Dr. Dalla has been the recipient of multiple research and teaching awards, including theDistinguished Research and Creative Career Award (2018), the Distinguished Teaching Award (2017), the Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence (2007), and the Charman Outstanding Professor Award (2004).

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Dr. Dalla currently supervises student research in the following program areas:

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Honors and Recognition
2018, Distinguished Research and Creative Career Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2017, Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2015, Best Presentation Award in Behavioral Sciences, Center for Scholastic Inquiry International Academic Research Conference, Charleston, SC2012, Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students, UNL Teaching Council and the UNL Parents Association2007, Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Women in Psychology2007, Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2004, Charman Outstanding Professor Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2004, Award for Young Achievers, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona2003, Award for Young Achievers: School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona2003, Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona2001, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)