Kathleen Mufti


B.Soc. Sci., M.Soc.Sci, Doctoral Student, Research Fellow

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology, Åbo Akademi University, 2008
  • Master of Social Sciences in Sociology, Åbo Akademi University, 2009

Current Research

  • Doctoral research project at the University of Turku / Doctoral Programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences - Child Trafficking in Texas

Research Interests

  • Human trafficking, local and global organized crime, policy, migration,qualitative research


  • Doctoral level research on human trafficking and policy


  1. Grant, Kathleen  (2012) "Exploring Human Trafficking as a Public Health and 'Glocal' Issue:  Future Considerations and a Plea for Finnish Society to take Action". Siirtolaisuus - Migration, Vol. 3. 9-18
  2. Mufti, Kathleen (2013) "Latvian Women in the Finnish Latvian Family Association. Migration Experiences and Association Participation." Institute of Migration, Web Reports 77. http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/files/pdf/webreport/webreports77.pdf
  3. Mufti, Kathleen (2015) "Beginner’s Luck: Lessons Learned from a Novice Social Researcher’s Journey in her Fieldwork on Criminal Careers." Siirtolaisuus - Migration, Vol. 4. 19-25 
  4. Mufti, Kathleen (2018) "Revisiting Rachel Davis DuBois’ Childhood and Young Adulthood: Reflections on the Linked lives of an Intercultural Education Pioneer." Quaker Studies, Liverpool University Press - vol. 23/1

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