Lauren N. Moton is a Senior Research Associate in the Human Exploitation and Resilience Initiative at NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management. Informed by Black feminist and queer criminology, her scholarship broadly examines the intersection of victimization, marginalized identity, and criminal legal systems. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, American Society of Criminology, and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles and is most recently published in Journal of Human Trafficking. Lauren will receive her PhD in criminal justice in 2023 from John Jay College, CUNY.