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Kimberly Hogan

Student Information:
Graduate Student
Social Work
Watts Col of Pub Ser & Com Sol

Biography

Kimberly Hogan, MSW, MA is a research project director in the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) and a social work PhD student in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.  Kimberly's research focus is on the intersectionality between LGBTQ youth and young adults and sex trafficking. She also has a focus on prostitution and the therapeutic needs for exiting.  Kimberly works very closely with community groups including the Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs and the City of Phoenix and Las Vegas Metropolitan VICE Units.  Her research work spans the prevention, detection, identification, and treatment of sex trafficking victims.  

Recent research documents include the Youth Experiences Survey (YES): Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona, Incidence of identified sex trafficking victims in Arizona: 2015 and 2016, A Six-Year Analysis of Sex Trafficking of Minors: Exploring Characteristics and Sex Trafficking Patterns, Sex Trafficking Matrix: A Tool to Detect Minors in Online Ads, Analysis of the 2014 Sex Trafficking Cases at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Sex Trafficking in United States Courts.  

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Arizona State University (in progress)

Masters of Social Work, Arizona State University (2017)

Masters of Pastoral Theology, St. Joseph's College of Maine (2012)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics Management and Geography (double major), Ohio Wesleyan University (2002)

 

 

Research Interests

Domestic minor sex trafficking, sex trafficking, LGBTQ individuals, homeless and runaway youth and young adults. 

 

Research Group

Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR)

The Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) is in the School of Social Work, within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.  The STIR office, opened in the Spring of 2013, is staffed by academics, researchers and law enforcement community research partners.  

The goal of the STIR office is to be a central source of research on domestic sex trafficking which will inform the decisions made by those who contact victims and perpetrators of sex trafficking including law enforcement and prosecutors, educators, medical services and social services.  

Research disseminated from the STIR office has and will continue to significantly contribute to the knowledge base about sex trafficking by introducing innovative research methodologies and unique partnerships in the development of new knowledge.

Publications

Roe-Sepowitz, & Hogan, K. Sex Trafficking Matrix: A Tool to Detect Minors in Online Ads.  (November 2018).  Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D. & Hogan, K. Tumbleweed / UMOM Department of Justice Grant Program Evaluation for sex trafficking victim services. (October 2018). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D. & Hogan, K. Salvation Army Las Vegas, Nevada SEEDS (Saving, Empowering, Educating, and restoring DreamS to lives shattered by human trafficking) of Hope Program Evaluation 2015-2017. (July 2018). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D. Hogan, K., & Esser, V. Victim Risk Factors and United States Government Response to Sex Trafficking Across Borders. (July 2018). Amber Alert.  Grant funded by 2017-MC-FX-K003 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice.

Roe-Sepowitz, D. & Hogan, K. Report on the Sex Trafficking Awareness Survey: Las Vegas Trainings Conducted by the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force. (May 2018). Arizona: Arizona State University

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Bracy, K., & Hogan, K. Youth Experiences Survey: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona, Year 4. (January 2018). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Bracy, K, Hogan, K, & Lul, B. Incidence of identified sex trafficking victims in Arizona: 2015 and 2016. (October 2017). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Gallagher, J., Hogan, K., Ward, T., Denecour, N., Bracy, K.  A Six-Year Analysis of Sex Trafficking of Minors: Exploring Characteristics and Sex Trafficking Patterns. (April 2017). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Gallagher, J., Hogan, K. Sex Trafficking Matrix: A Tool to Detect Minors in Online Ads.  (October 2016).  Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Brockie, M., Bracy, K., Hogan, K. Youth Experiences Survey: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona, Year 3. (October 2016). Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Ryon, S., Bracy, K., Gallagher, J., Hogan, K., Leary, L., Massengale, L., Frenzel, R. (June 2016). Analysis of the 2014 Sex Trafficking Cases at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  Arizona: Arizona State University.

Hogan, K. Sexuality, Acceptance, Identity, & Love (S.A.I.L.) Group Manual. (May 2016) Arizona: Arizona State University.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Hogan, K., Massengale, L. (January 2016). Sex Trafficking in United States Courts. Arizona: Arizona State University.

Research Activity

Sex Trafficking and Arizona’s Vulnerable Youth: $2.20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau with the development of a multi-system coordination and advocacy related to child sex trafficking and strengthens decision-making processes, research, and best practices in services that interact with child victims of sex trafficking. It addresses gaps in the identification of and service provision to sex trafficked children in Arizona’s child welfare system, with emphasis on the high need for services to Arizona’s American Indian populations.

Youth Experiences Survey: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona: The purpose of the study is to develop new knowledge about the sex trafficking experiences and treatment needs of homeless youth (ages 18-24) to assist the participating organizations in developing new intervention programs focused on sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. 

LGBTQ Youth & Sex Trafficking: LGBTQ youth account for a disproportionate rate of the runaway and homeless youth population, and experience disproportionately high rates of victimization. This research project explores the particular vulnerability of LGBTQ youth and the ways in which traffickers seek to exploit these vulnerabilities in order to compel youth into commercial sex.  

Exploring Sex Traffickers in Las Vegas, Nevada: Characteristics, Techniques, Networks and Movement Patterns: Review arrest records and court files of all persons arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department regarding the sex trafficking of minors and adults as a trafficker/pimp.  These records will include cases from 2012 to 2016 (depending on volume, this time span can increase).  The purpose of this study is to explore the individual behaviors and characteristics of sex traffickers in the Las Vegas community.  Exploring these cases will allow for the development of trend models, a better understanding of how traffickers move in and out of Las Vegas and how they are exploiting women in the Las Vegas community.  This information could also create new knowledge about the process of sex trafficker cases through the criminal justice system.

Exploring Sex Traffickers in Phoenix, Arizona: Characteristics, Techniques, Networks and Movement Patterns: Review arrest records and court files of all persons arrested by the Phoenix Police Department regarding the sex trafficking of minors and adults as a trafficker/pimp.  The purpose of this study is to explore the individual behaviors and characteristics of sex traffickers in the Phoenix community.  Exploring these cases will allow for the development of trend models, a better understanding of how traffickers move in and out of Phoenix and how they are exploiting women in the Phoenix community. 

Salvation Army Seeds of Hope in Las Vegas, Nevada: This project is part of a federal sub-grant which was developed for the purpose of providing an analysis of the services and activities of the Seeds of Hope program using redacted client data. Seeds of Hope is part of the Salvation Army in Las Vegas, Nevada and serves persons who have been prostituted or sex trafficked through case management and housing support. This study includes onsite data collection of client intakes and case files, an analysis and summary of the case file data, and a report written using the data to provide an analysis of the services and activities of Seeds of Hope.

Sex Trafficking in Hawaii: Exploring the scope and complexity of sex trafficking in Hawaii. Conduct a needs assessment and survivor and stakeholder interviews.

Sex Trafficker Research Initiative: A three-pronged study to learn more about sex trafficker typology, including: childhood history, past convictions, and financial habits.  Review over 1,400 cases over six years pulling data on 105 variables.

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 461LGBTQ Issues
SWG 561LGBTQ Issues
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 321Statistics for Social Workers
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 321Statistics for Social Workers
SWU 394Special Topics
Presentations

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Hogan, K., & Lul, B. (September 20, 2018). Four-year snapshot of sex trafficking in Las Vegas, Nevada. 15th Annual Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Toledo, Ohio.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Hogan, K., & Brockie, M. (September 21, 2018). Youth Experiences Survey: A four-year study on the combined experiences of homelessness and sex trafficking. 15th Annual Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Toledo, Ohio.

Hogan, T., Hogan, K., & Flores, T. (September 20, 2018). Survivor-run social enterprise CleanUp HT: Seeking to inspire other survivors to succeed. 15th Annual Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Toledo, Ohio.

Hogan, K. (August 20, 2018). Human Trafficking 101 for Mayo Clinic Employees. Phoenix, Arizona and electronic live feed to Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (August 17, 2018). Human Trafficking 101 for Intermountain Health Services. Tucson, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (August 9, 2018). Sex Trafficking 101 for State of Arizona Long Term Care Employees - Navajo Nation. Navajo Nation Twin Arrows Casino. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Rivera-Cruz, C., Hogan, K., Hogan, T., Diver, C., & Calderon, M. (July 28, 2018). Panel Discussion: Don’t wait for anyone’s permission to start. Fifth Annual Teach for America - Social Innovation Entrepreneurs United Conference. Phoenix, Arizona.

Hogan, K., & Kent, S. (June 8, 2018). Understanding the experience of homeless, LGBTQ youth who experience human trafficking. Seventh Annual LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition of Southern Arizona and LGBTQ Consortium of Arizona Let’s Get Better Together Conference. Phoenix, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (May 1, 2018). Overview of www.sextraffickinghelp.com website and resources available in Arizona. International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). Scottsdale Police Training Facility. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (April 13, 2018). Sex Trafficking in Indian Country. Twenty-third Navajo Nation Council Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee. Navajo Nation Twin Arrows Casino. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (February 16, 2018). Sex Trafficking 101 for Casino Staff. Navajo Nation Northern Edge Casino. Fruitland, New Mexico.

Hogan, K. (February 15, 2018). Sex Trafficking 101 for Casino Staff. Navajo Nation Fire Rock Casino. Church Rock, New Mexico.

Hogan, K. (February 14, 2018). Sex Trafficking 101 for Casino Staff. Navajo Nation Twin Arrows Casino. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (January 26, 2018). LGBTQ Youth and Sex Trafficking. Third Annual Doctoral Student Research Conference at Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Phoenix, Arizona.

Roe-Sepowitz, D. & Hogan, K. (October 2, 2017).  LGBTQ Youth and Sex Trafficking.  Twenty-Fourth Annual Statewide Conference to End Homelessness.  Phoenix, Arizona.

Hogan, K., Brockie, M. (July 26, 2017). LGBTQ Youth and Sex Trafficking.  23rd Annual Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference. Phoenix, Arizona. 

Hogan, K. (October 13-14, 2016). Sex Trafficking in Juvenile Jails.  Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Phoenix, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (October 17, 2016). Sex Trafficking 101 for Maricopa County Adult Probation Officers. The Judicial Branch of Arizona. Mesa, Arizona.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Hogan, K. (September 22, 2016).  LGBTQ Youth and Sex Trafficking. 13th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Toledo, Ohio.

Roe-Sepowitz, D., Hogan, K., & Bracy, K. (September 22, 2016). Sex Trafficker Research Initiative. 13th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Toledo, Ohio.

Hogan, K. (July 29, 2016). Overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and House Bill #4980: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. Maricopa County Foster Care Youth Convening. Phoenix, Arizona.

Hogan, K. (October 20, 2014). Sex Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry. Cleveland 2016 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Hogan, K. (August 4, 2014). Sex Trafficking in Hotels: Statistics and Action. Community Interfaith Council. Cleveland, Ohio. 

 

High School Instructor (2011-2015)

Director of Adult Education (2005-2011)

Honors / Awards

State of Ohio Human Trafficking Liberator of the Year (2014)​

Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund Semifinalist (2016, 2017, 2018)

ASU Womyn’s Coalition Badass Woman of ASU (2017, 2018)

ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association Outstanding Mentor Award Nominee (2017)

ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association Competitive Travel Grant Awardee ($550) (Spring 2017)

ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research Academic Scholarship ($350) (August 2016)

 

 

Professional Associations

Society for Social Work and Research

National Association of Social Workers

Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars

ASU InQUEERy Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative

Human Rights Campaign

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Service

Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Doctoral Student Task Force (Fall 2017-Present)

Journal of Human Trafficking Ad Hoc Reviewer (May 2018 – Present)

United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Grant Reviewer (OJP) (October 2018 – Present)

National Association of Social Workers - Arizona Chapter Board of Directors MSW Student Representative (2015-2016)

Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) (2016-Present)

  • Research Grants: process and score applications
  • Travel Grants: process and score applications
  • Teaching Excellence Rewards: process and score applications
Board

National Association of Social Workers - Arizona Chapter MSW Student Representative (2015-2016)

Industry Positions

Acute and IOP Therapist at Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital (Chandler, Arizona). January 2017-Present.

 

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