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:
- Global Family Health and Wellbeing
- Family & Community Services
- Human & Family Services Administration
- Youth Development
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