The Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group at Yale University provides a platform for interaction for a diverse group of top scholars researching Modern Slavery and Trafficking to come together and explore opportunities of intellectual exchange and collaboration. Group members are experts on different dimensions of contemporary slavery and trafficking who share a commitment to big-picture thinking, rigorous scholarship, public engagement, and to carving out the policy relevance of their work. The group focuses on transdiciplinary aspects of research on human trafficking and modern slavery that are key to its societal value, but rarely get discussed within existing networks focused on themes or topics. These issues include, but are not limited to: the links between scholarship, policy, and activism; methodologies for modern slavery research; the paucity of reliable data on contemporary forced labor; and opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The Working Group fosters intellectual exchange between existing projects anchored within different disciplinary traditions and provides fertile ground to undertake new collaborative projects.