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Tatiana Rothchild

PhD Student in Political Science

Tatiana Rothchild is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. She has a strong background and interest in the politics and policies of the anti-human trafficking movement. Tatiana has served as a teaching assistant for courses like Contemporary Political Thought and Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and is currently a Graduate Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation.  

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Tatiana is a native Californian, but has spent her life in various areas of the U.S., from Idaho to Los Angeles, Atlanta, and most recently Boston. Her time on the West Coast fostered a special appreciation for both ocean access and striking mountains, and she has particularly enjoyed New England’s provision of both so close together.

Prior Work

Tatiana has been involved in the anti-human trafficking movement for over a decade, researching and participating at the local level across the United States and in areas of Asia. She has worked as a consultant for local and international anti-trafficking initiatives in areas of policy, problem definition, victim identification processes, preventative efforts, and social protections.

Research Interests

Tatiana’s interests have centered around systemic issues supporting, defining, and constraining human trafficking and forced labor and the anti-human trafficking movement. Her latest projects have focused on how international power dynamics impact how human trafficking and forced labor manifest globally and how “prevention” is conceptualized within anti-trafficking policy and practice.

Slavery, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (Theory, Development, Problem Definition, Intervention and Response Policy); Labor Rights; Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding; Transformative Justice; Human Security

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960A Renaissance Park
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