SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC


Davina P. Durgana

Assistant Professor
Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management

Courses Taught

Issues in Sustainable Development


PhD, American University, Washington, DC
MA, Sorbonne
MA, American University of Paris
BA, George Washington University

Davina P. Durgana

Davina P. Durgana is a human trafficking expert and particularly focuses on applying analytical models to understanding vulnerability, risk, and prevalence. Her dissertation work focuses on creating a domestic human trafficking statistical forecasting model and profiling minor vulnerability in the United States. Davina is also a statistical researcher on the Global Slavery Index with the Walk Free Foundation since its inception in November 2012. She has presented her work and spoken on this issue throughout the United States and internationally including at the American Sociological Association, the International Studies Association, the Washington Times, at many universities, and will be presenting her dissertation work at the American Political Science Association this August in Washington, DC.

Ms. Durgana has been active in the anti-human trafficking field for the past seven years with organizations such as the Department of Justice, the Polaris Project, MiraMed Institute, the Walk Free Foundation, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Amnesty International, the United Nations and the DC Office of the Attorney General, among others. In June 2013 she was also selected as a Google Fellow for Technology and Social Change for her work in Human Trafficking and Technology. She received her master’s degrees in Paris, France, while studying human trafficking at the Sorbonne and the American University of Paris, and her bachelor’s degree at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.