Position PhD Candidate
Institution University of Nottingham
Discipline Politics
Affiliations Rights Lab; CONCEPT
Other links University Profile; LinkedIn
Contact  Juliana.Semione@nottingham.ac.uk

Personal Bio

IMG_20170914_192912Juliana is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham and a research associate in the University’s Rights Lab.

Before arriving at the University of Nottingham, Juliana worked with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force in California and with The Salvation Army’s Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Unit in the U.K. In both organizations, she specialized in community education and mobilization and in victim aftercare and reintegration. Her professional expertise is in building and facilitating inter-agency community programs for the eradication of slavery and for victim support.

Juliana earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Biola University in the U.S. She earned her master’s degree in global ethics and human values and the Associateship of King’s College from King’s College London.

Research Profile

dreamstime_xxl_83998603.jpgJuliana’s doctoral research explores the meaning of sustained freedom for victims of modern slavery. It asks the question, what does it mean to be free from slavery? Juliana’s aim is to reduce the likelihood of re-victimization for victims by understanding resilience factors and helping to shape aftercare practices and relevant policies accordingly.

In the University’s Rights Lab, Juliana’s focus is on facilitating and improving community partnerships so that those partnerships can improve care, services and, ultimately, quality of life for victims of modern slavery. She is on the Slavery Free Communities team within the Rights Lab.

Juliana’s other research interests include the emancipation practices and experiences of the transatlantic slave trade era; inter-sector collaborative leadership structures; and the role of public reason in political discourse.

Projects

Nottingham City Council’s Local Authority Pathway Programme

Juliana is on the steering committee for the Nottingham City Council’s Local Authority Pathway Programme, a pilot initiative to support victims of slavery exiting the National Referral Mechanism support scheme. A key objective of this programme is to assist victims in community integration.

The Salvation Army’s Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Unit

The Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Unit delivers National Referral Mechanism support to victims of modern slavery. Juliana is the programme developer for The Salvation Army’s post-NRM programme. A key objective of this programme is to support victims toward personal agency and sustained freedom after they exit NRM support.