Rochelle Dalla

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Rochelle Dalla


1996 Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Arizona
1993 M.S., Family Studies, University of Arizona
1991 B.A., Psychology & Cultural Anthropology, University of Colorado

My professional interests center on marginalized female populations—those who are confined to the fringes of society, who experience little social, personal, or political power, and whose voices often remain unheard. My research is aimed at providing these women voice as well as visibility. I am a qualitative researcher and rely on in-depth, personal interviews for data collection. For the past 15 years my work has focused on women trafficked into the commercial sex industry (CSI). Although largely based in the U.S., my interests and attention have recently become global in scope—focusing on trafficking survivors in India specifically, and have collected interview data from women living and working in the red-light slum districts of Kamathipura and Falkland Road in Mumbai. 

In addition to my research with trafficking survivors, I am also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Human Trafficking (JHT), an international journal devoted to the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons—from prevention and intervention, to protection, prosecution, and partnership.

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

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Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2012, 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)