Eastern migration road from Central America to the USA
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.