Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Charles Hounmenou

Assistant Professor Charles Hounmenou is a recognized authority on human trafficking and sexual exploitation and works to raise awareness of the problem, both as a JACSW researcher and faculty member, and as a staff member at the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research.

In addition to his research, much of it focusing on the exploitation of children in West Africa, he makes frequent public appearances as a speaker or panelist.

In March of 2018, he was a guest on WBEZ’s Worldview program to lend his expertise on the subject of trafficking and exploitation in Chicago, which is a hub of human trafficking in the United States.

Most recently, he was the featured guest expert on The Roundtable Perspective, a production of Purdue University on Indiana public television, where he spoke extensively about the problems of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Illinois and the Chicago metropolitan area.

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