How can Anthropology be Used to Design Data Solutions for Anti-human Trafficking?

In 2019, I did not think twice to begin working with a non-profit group, #NotInMyCity, leading anti-human trafficking movement in Alberta, Canada. I felt my 20+ years’ experience heading organizational culture and change initiatives had prepared me to engage in this complex and wicked problem. Although I had never participated directly in the non-profit sector, a colleague employed with #NotInMyCity felt my project and change management skills would benefit their program.  I did not know that the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) would grant me the 2023 Praxis award on the basis of my contribution, which I accepted  in March [...]