School of Politics and International Relations

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Juliana Semione

Doctoral Researcher,



Juliana is a doctoral candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations and a research associate in the Rights Lab. Her doctoral research uses Q methodology to answer the question, "What is freedom from slavery?" Her ongoing work in the Rights Lab examines and facilitates community-driven responses to modern slavery as part of the Lab's Communities and Society program. Juliana has also developed a support service program in collaboration with The Salvation Army that provides community-based support to survivors of modern slavery.

In spring 2020 Juliana was selected as a policy researcher with the Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research to undertake a research project with the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The overarching purpose of this report (released July 2020) is to build a figurative bridge between researchers on one side and stakeholders on the other. The guiding research question was, is the evidence base on support for survivors of modern slavery informing policy and the work of practitioners in the UK?

Juliana's other research interests include Q methodology's applications for communities, multi-agency collaborative organizational structures, and the work of John Rawls.

Originally from California, she is a member of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. Juliana holds a BA in journalism from Biola University and an MA in global ethics and human values from Kings College London. She is also an Associate of King's College.

Research Summary

Sustained freedom and reintegration for survivors of modern slavery

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