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Bandak Lul

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Instructional Professional Non-credit SUM/WTR AP Other
University Staff, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 7820

Bandak Lul is a Project Director at the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) in the School of Social Work, and a Support Faculty at the Department of Social Justice and Human Rights program in New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Lul’s research focuses on human trafficking, along with other issues of Social Justice & Human Rights. He specializes in exploring the characteristics, techniques, networks and movement patterns of human traffickers of refugees and migrants, and labor traffickers in the United States.


M.A in Social Justice & Human Rights, Arizona State University (2017) 

B. A in Political Science, Arizona State University (2016)

B.A in Sociology, Arizona State University (2016)

Research Interests: 

Human Trafficking Studies 

Refugee Studies

Human Rights 

International Relations 

Sociology of Everyday Life 

U.S.-East Africa Relations 

Counterterrorism (East Africa) 

East Africa's Politics 


 Internship Ghana: Human Trafficking 

Honors / Awards: 

2017    Carstens Family Fund SJHR Intern Scholarship 

2016    Outstanding Graduate, Arizona State University

2016    C.T. Wright Scholarship

2016    Carstens Family Fund SJHR Intern Scholarship

2014    Graduated with High Distinction, Estrella Mountain Community College

2014    Refugee Leadership Academy, Lutheran Immigration and Refuge Services

2009    Phoenix College Presidential Scholarship

2009    Outstanding Student of the Year, Phoenix Union High School District 

  • Appointed Member - City of Phoenix Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force (2020 - Present) 
  • Member - Central Arizona United to Stop Exploitation Task Force (2016 - Present) 
  • Migrant Leader - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (2014 - Present) 
  • Guest Presenter - Mountain View High School - Mesa (2015 - Present)