Brittany Anthony

Data Researcher
Data Analysis Program

Brittany Anthony is the Data Researcher at Polaris. In this role she uses internal and external data sets to analyze human trafficking narratives and emerging trends to develop data-driven typologies used for strategic intervention efforts. She is the author of Polaris's groundbreaking report, The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States, which identifies the 25 main types of human trafficking occurring in the U.S. Brittany joined Polaris in 2013 as a Call Specialist on the National Human Trafficking Hotline and has also served as the Senior Data Associate responsible for hotline data quality. Brittany has spent over a decade in the violence against women field where she developed particular focus in developing trauma-informed residential services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as community education and primary prevention. Brittany attended Towson University, where she studied Women & Gender Studies and Psychology.

Blog Posts by Brittany Anthony

The Typology of Modern Slavery

Why We Need to Classify Types of Human Trafficking

Brittany Anthony|March 29, 2017

For the last 15 years, we've been battling a blurry image of what human trafficking actually looks like. With The Typology of Modern Slavery, our understanding is coming into sharper focus.

From DC to Cape Town: Sharing our data collection technology with hotlines around the world

Brittany Anthony|March 23, 2016

How our data team analyzes the numbers from the hotlines we run—and uses it to work with other anti-trafficking advocates globally.

News About Brittany Anthony

Sex and Labor Trafficking Redefined in The Typology of Modern Slavery

March 29, 2017

Polaris released a new report that breaks down instances of sex and labor trafficking into 25 distinct categories, detailing the unique trafficker profile, recruitment tactics, victim profile, and method of control for each different subset of modern slavery.