Dr. Bincy Wilson

Senior Advisor of Research

International Social Development Professional​

Dr. Bincy Wilson is an international social development professional, passionate about gender justice and empowerment of the marginalized. She has more than 10 years of experience combating human trafficking in South Asia and the USA. During her work as a social worker and therapist, she has served numerous victims/survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

She has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated programs related to trafficking for international non-profits. She has served as a member of the Cadre of Experts that serves on the American Psychological Association Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls.

She has a Doctorate in Social Welfare from School of Social Work, University at Buffalo. Prior to this, she completed a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from India. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted a comparative examination of the process of exit among women from commercial sexual exploitation across two cultures – India and the U.S. Her dissertation was funded by the esteemed Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation and also the Gender Institute, University at Buffalo.

She has conducted multiple community-based action research studies, facilitated workshops and provided capacity building training for stakeholders. The wider social welfare community recognizes her expertise - both popular media which has featured her work in news and radio programs, as well as the academic community where she serves as an invited reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. She has published several academic papers on commercial sexual exploitation from a psycho-socio-legal perspective.

Dr. Wilson’s selected publications of note include:
Wilson, B., (2018). Women centric approach: Key to satisfaction with agency services. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.
Wilson, B., & Nochajski, T.H., (2017). On the continuum of exit: An exploratory factor analysis of the stages of change among victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Gender Issues. DOI: 10.1007/s12147-017-9201-1.
Wilson, B., & Butler, L.D., (2014). Running a gauntlet: A review of victimization and violence in the pre-entry, post-entry, and peri-/post-exit periods of commercial sexual exploitation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy, 6(5),494-504.

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