Tony Talbott

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Tony Talbott

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  • Full-Time Faculty

Profile

Originally from Dayton, Tony Talbott joined the military and served a total of 13 years in both the Army National Guard and the US Navy. He traveled extensively throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions - including Asia, Australia, and Africa. While finishing his tour of duty he earned a BA in History and Government from Columbia College. He then left the service to attend graduate school. He earned an MA in International Affairs from Ohio University and studied for his PhD in Political Science at Arizona State University.

Tony has lectured at many different colleges and universities and has taught in the Political Science Department and Human Rights Studies Program at the University of Dayton since 2007. He has taught, lectured, and published on a variety of subjects dealing with global politics, Asian politics, and human rights - and is currently teaching one of the nation’s first undergraduate courses on human trafficking. He is a credentialed Not For Sale Campaign, Citizen Investigator of human trafficking and a founding member of Abolition Ohio, the Miami Valley’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.

Tony is very active in the modern abolition movement. He chairs Abolition Ohio’s general meetings and heads two subcommittees: 1) Awareness, Education, and Training and 2) Research. He serves on the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission and works closely with various other anti-human trafficking agencies around the state. He speaks regularly on issues dealing with human trafficking throughout Ohio and the Midwest.

Courses Taught

  • Global Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Politics: Southeast and East Asia
  • Human Trafficking
  • Model United Nations

Degrees

  • BA (History/Government), Columbia College, San Francisco, 1995
  • MA (International Affairs; Major: Pol Sci; Minors: Geography, Philosophy), Southeast Asia Studies program at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1997
  • Ph.D. (Political Science Ph.D. program - Comparative, American), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, (currently ABD), 2000

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Advisor to UD Model United Nations Club
  • Faculty Advisor to New Abolitionist Movement Student Organization
  • Chair, Abolition Ohio  LINK: go.udayton.edu/abolitionohio
  • Research Associate, University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Research Interests

  • Human Trafficking
  • Southeast Asia and China
  • Philippine Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Global Security
  • Colonialism
  • Nationalism and Identity Politics
  • Politics of Rural and Marginalized People
  • Social Movements
  • Religion and Politics

Selected Publications

Paper Presentations

"Diffusion of Human Trafficking Policy across the US States: Determinants of Adoption and Comprehensiveness." (co-authors: Nancy Miller and Christopher Klarich). 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln NE. Forthcoming October 2012.

"Institutional Implications of Serving Victims of Human Trafficking." (co-author: Alisa Bartel, Cincinnati VA). 9th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Work. University of Toledo. Toledo OH. Forthcoming September 2012.

Human Trafficking Policy Diffusion." (co-authors: Dr. Nancy Miller and student, Christopher Klarich). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago IL. April 2012.

"Beyond Just Raising Awareness: Developing a Multi-level Public Information and Social Marketing Campaign for Demand Reduction and the Prevention of Human Trafficking." 8th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Work. University of Toledo. Toledo OH. September 2011.

Grants

"Creation of a Service-Learning Course on Human Trafficking." Sponsored by University of Dayton Program for Christian Leadership Faculty Fund for Vocational Exploration.

Invited Lectures

"Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy: A Case for Academic Activism." Department of Geography, Miami University. Oxford OH. September 2012.

Keynote address, Human Trafficking Conference, Women 4 Women chapter. University of Louisville. Louisville KY. January 2012.

Lecture on global, national, and state impact of human trafficking. Feminist Tea: Human Trafficking 101, Wittenberg University. Springfield OH. April 2012.

Presented a TED Talk, "The Business of Modern Day Slavery" at TEDxCincinnati, Positive Disruption. April 2013.

Presented Human Trafficking 101 at Wright State University Awareness Event.  April 2013.

Presented plenary lecture, "Modern Day Abolition: Strategies for Ending Human Trafficking," at United Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Intensive, Dayton, Ohio. February 2013.

Delivered a series of three webinars on human trafficking prevention and awareness to all Ohio public and private school personnel and students. Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio.  September-October 2012.

"Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy: A Case for Academic Activism." Department of Geography, Miami University. Oxford OH. September 2012.

Lecture on global, national, and state impact of human trafficking. Feminist Tea: Human Trafficking 101, Wittenberg University. Springfield OH. April 2012

Presented "Human Trafficking: Prevention and Demand Reduction" at 5th annual Greater Cincinnati Human Trafficking Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. February 2012.

Invited to deliver keynote address, Human Trafficking Conference, Women 4 Women chapter, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. January 2012.

Keynote address, Human Trafficking Conference, Women 4 Women chapter. University of Louisville. Louisville KY. January 2012.

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