Andrea Marie Bertone

Professorial Lecturer, Elliott School of International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

Gender, International Development, Human Trafficking, Gender-based Violence, Women's Economic Empowerment, Girls' Education

Andrea M. Bertone, Ph.D. has over 20 years of international development and research experience on gender integration, gender equality in education, human trafficking, female empowerment, and gender-based violence. She has managed projects, and conducted research about women and gender. She has co-authored two girls’ mentoring guides and authored several peer-reviewed articles on human trafficking. Dr. Bertone is the Director of FHI 360’s Gender Department, where she provides strategic programmatic and technical leadership, gender technical assistance across development sectors and geographic locations, and is overseeing the implementation FHI 360’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Framework 2.0. Concurrently, she serves as Adjunct Professor at George Washington University where she has been teaching graduate courses on human trafficking, and gender and development since 2006. Dr. Bertone holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. 



Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park; MA, University of Delaware; BA, Fairfield University


Bertone, Andrea. “Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: The Rise of a Global Social Movement.” in Michael Goodhart (ed). Human Rights: Politics and Practice. Second Edition. Oxford University Press. February 2016.

Bertone, Andrea. “Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: The Rise of a Global Social Movement.” in Michael Goodhart (ed). Human Rights: Politics and Practice. Oxford University Press. February 2009.

Bertone, Andrea and Mertus, Julie. “The Regional Implications of Combating Trafficking in Women in the Western Balkans.” Rich Friman and Simon Reich (eds). Human Trafficking, Human Security, and the Balkans. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007).

Bertone, Andrea. “Transnational Activism to Combat Trafficking in Persons.” Brown Journal of World Affairs. Winter/Spring 2004. Volume X, Issue II.

Bertone. Andrea and Arnold, Christina. “Addressing the Sex Trade in Thailand: Some Lessons Learned from NGOs. Part I. Gender Issues, Winter 2002.

Bertone, Andrea. “Combating International Sex Trafficking in Females: Progress Made, Challenges Still Ahead.” Women’s Freedom Network Newsletter, Spring 2003.

Bertone, Andrea. “International Political Economy and the Politics of Sex.” Gender Issues. Winter 2000, Vol. 18, No. 1.

Bertone, Andrea. “International Sex Trade – An Academic Perspective.” Sexual Trafficking: An International Horror Story. Monograph. Rita J. Simon (ed). Women’s Freedom Network. Washington, D.C., 2000.

Classes Taught

Gender Advisor; Human Trafficking; Gender & International Development