About the Founder

Christina Dawkins is the founder of A4Abolitionist, a social justice consultancy committed to abolishing all forms of modern-day slavery, and the Abolition Project, a non-profit think-and-do tank for abolitionists. 


Christina specializes in human trafficking, punitive incarceration, and immigrant detention. She has over 15 years of experience developing programs, leading workshops, teaching courses, and designing curricula. Christina uses visual storytelling, systems change program design, and educational tools in her work to create initiatives that combat modern-day slavery by centering the experiences of BIPOC women and girls.

She has worked with the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights, Creative Time, Harvard University, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and others.

Christina holds an M.A. in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Communications from Northwestern University.