Eastern migration road from Central America to the USA

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Jenny Bryson Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science and chair of Women’s Studies at South Texas College. Her areas of expertise are forced migration, human trafficking, and gender inequality. Clark is co-editor of Human Trafficking: A Complex Phenomenon of Globalization and Vulnerability (Routledge, 2015) and A Global Handbook on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (Sage, forthcoming 2017). Her recent research (2015-2016), which was funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, involved working as part of a team of faculty from three institutions to study trafficking in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes. She is currently engaged upon an examination of bonded labor, gender inequality, and trafficking in India. She is a founding board member of the Rio Grande Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, and she received the 2009 South Texas Civil Rights Project’s Emma Tenayuca award for her work bringing to light the forms of trafficking and coercion that affect women. Clark also teaches classes on the Politics of Human Trafficking, and Human Trafficking and Gender, at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

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  • Mrs. Jennifer Bryson Clark formally participated as a consultant in a collaborative research grant between the Trafficking in Person’s Office (TIP) of the U.S. of State and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The TIP Office of the U.S. State Department — through the grant referred to here — does not fund individuals, nor research of individuals.

    The text as it is today in South Texas College’s website is a misrepresentation that adds to the serious ethical issues in Mrs. Jennifer Bryson Clark’s involvement in this particular research.

    Mrs. Clark did not conduct the interviews required for this research because she did not speak English and could not perform in that language. Moreover, she was not able to understand the material in Spanish needed to analyze the available information and produce the required reports. Clark mostly performed as a research assistant in the project.

    This is the page of our project that cost me and my team countless hours and personal risk that Clark was never willing to take.

    Here is the link to the UTRGV team of this project:

    Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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