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Christa Crawford

Christa Crawford

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Children at Risk

BA, Claremont McKenna College
JD, Harvard Law School


Christa Crawford is founder of Freedom Resource International, a strategic partnership empowering the anti-trafficking movement for greater effectiveness through training and capacity building, resource development and sharing, expert advice, and strategic-level impact. She teaches courses on trafficking and exploitation at the university and graduate level, and serves as the associate director of a Center on Human Rights Law. Crawford has also authored and edited numerous books, articles, and curricula to equip practitioners. Her training courses include the Certificate Course on Excellence in Anti-Trafficking Response. She has worked at both the grassroots and policy levels, including with the United Nations, and pioneered a social enterprise to provide sustainable options to vulnerable people. Crawford is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Claremont McKenna College. Originally from the United States, she has lived with her family in Chiang Mai, Thailand, since 2001.


Finding Our Way through the Traffick: Navigating the Complexities of a Christian Response to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (author/coeditor with Glenn Miles, 2017); Stopping the Traffick: A Christian Response to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (author/coeditor with Glenn Miles, 2014); So You Want to Rescue Child Sex Slaves: What You Need to Know Before You Begin (2012); Combatting Human Trafficking in Asia: A Resource Guide to International and Regional Legal Instruments, Political Commitments and Recommended Practices, United Nations (author/editor, 2003).