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McNamara, Mei-Ling J Assistant Professor


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  • Mei-Ling McNamara works in both print and broadcast media, with a focus on human rights reporting, social justice issues and in-depth investigations. She has worked for a number of media outlets, including the Guardian, CNN International and Al-Jazeera English as an investigative journalist, producer and filmmaker. Her research has explored the nexus between liminality, trauma and the experience of survivors of human trafficking, and she is working on new creative and scholarly projects around criminal justice and the psycho-social impacts of modern-day slavery in the US and abroad. She is also working on new multi-platform media research projects which highlight intersectional cultural and social community ecosystems along the Front Range.


  • journalism, human rights, investigative journalism, oral testimony, modern-day slavery, human trafficking, media, social justice, community, trauma, ethics, documentary, interactive, current affairs, broadcast, storytelling, long-form stories, migration, law, marginalized groups, forced labor, sex trafficking


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