Brittany Anthony

Manager of Strategic Research
Data Analysis Program

Brittany Anthony is the Manager of Strategic Research at Polaris. In this role, she is responsible for the development and project management of Polaris's data driven typologies and additional analysis tools used to inform strategic interventions. Using a variety of internal and external datasets, survivor-focused research, and engagement with multi-disciplinary experts, she evaluates strategic areas for Polaris's focus and further action. 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.

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New Report Identifies Business Sector Intersections to Human Trafficking

July 12, 2018

Polaris released a new report detailing how traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits. The analysis explores how the financial services, social media, transportation, hospitality, housing, and health care industries are being used during recruitment of victims into trafficking situations, as well as means for continued control.

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.