Elena Shih is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where she is also a Faculty Fellow directing a human trafficking research cluster at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Her research has appeared in Sociological Perspectives, Contexts, Social Politics, and positions: asia critique. She serves on the editorial boards of The Anti-Trafficking Review, a peer-reviewed journal run through the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, and openDemocracy’s Beyond Trafficking and Slavery editorial platform.