Corinne Schwarz is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Kansas. She is beginning her dissertation research, which examines how medical service providers identify and assist exploited and trafficked persons in rural Kansas counties. Corinne is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for WGSS and a Graduate Research Assistant for the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative (ASHTI), a working group located in KU's Institute for Policy and Social Research. With ASHTI, she has worked on a pilot project exploring human trafficking in the Kansas City metro through qualitative interviews with service providers in the legal, non-profit, government, law enforcement, and faith-based sectors. Corinne received a B.A. in English from Truman State University and an M.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas.
Corinne's dissertation research has been supported by an IPSR Doctoral Research Fellowship, Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award, NSF Law and Society Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Hall Center Graduate Summer Research Grant, and a Graduate Summer Research Fellowship from the KU Office of Graduate Studies.