Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima
  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Division in the School for Cultural & Social Transformation
  • Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Asian Studies, University of Utah
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Latin American Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Leadership Fellow, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. University of Utah, 06/29/2020
  • Book Award, Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S., Book Award on Asian America. American Sociological Association's Section on Asia and Asian America, 05/27/2020
  • Honoree, Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S., 5th Annual Celebrate U Event, A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. The Celebrate U Task Force, University of Utah., 04/01/2020
  • 2019 – 2020 “Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts II: Ethnic Studies ‘Global Learning without a Passport.’” Global Learning Disciplines. Office of Global Engagement, University of Utah. $10,000. Office of Global Engagement,, 12/05/2019
  • Summer 2019, Faculty Fellow, Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, Residency V: Commonplaces and Entanglements, Spoleto, Umbria, Italy. Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, 07/15/2019
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, Commonplaces and Entanglements, Spoleto, Umbria, Italy. Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, 06/01/2018
  • Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant for Women of Color Academics. Primary Faculty Organizer: Annie Isabel Fukushima. Graduate School Diversity Office, University of Utah, $1,000, 2017 – 2018. Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant , 10/09/2017
  • "Just Academic Spaces: Institutional Transformation." Rutgers University, Newark, June 12 - June 17, 2017. http://democratizingknowledge.syr.edu/SummerInstitute.html. Fellow, Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute, 03/15/2017
  • Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant for Women of Color Academics of Social Work, Graduate School Diversity Office, University of Utah, $1,000. Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant, 10/04/2016
  • Exemplary Diversity Scholar, . National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), 05/2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2013 – 2015. Andrew W. Mellon, 07/2013

In the Media

  • Interview. "Migration, Human Trafficking, and Environmental Justice."Sustain. University of Utah. Podcast. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1730627/11858956-migration-human-trafficking-and-environmental-justice?fbclid=IwAR04PPKfmorCpQ7bnBibr8P4zVWL47dNnkn5pjr-GxmA9stwr2fWVs-a6-w. 12/13/2022.
  • Research Profile. REDI: Research, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Vice President for Research Newsletter 1, issue 3: p. 5. 05/16/2022. https://research.utah.edu/_resources/documents/EDI...
  • Thaiss Del Rio Sanchez. (2022, May 16). More than a status. @theU. https://attheu.utah.edu/students/more-than-a-status/. 05/16/2022.
  • “Anti-Trafficking Charity Operation Underground Railroad Has Another Murky Rescue Story,” Vice by Tim Marchman and Anna Merlan, August 12, 2021, . 08/12/2021. https://www.vice.com/en/article/akgq8a/anti-traffi...
  • Sunday Edition with Doug Wright. KSL TV on NBC. 9AM MST, March 21, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqsMDtRRPBA . 03/21/2021. https://ksltv.com/category/sundayedition/?
  • “Domestic Violence Rises as the Pandemic in the US Approaches its Year Mark,” The Daily Utah Chronicle, February 11, 2021, by Lizzy Seitz. 02/21/2021. https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/02/11/domestic...
  • “Faculty selected for presidential leadership program,” @theU by Brooke Adams, July 23, 2020, . 07/23/2020. https://attheu.utah.edu/arts-humanities/faculty-se...
  • “University of Utah researchers team up to study gender-based violence in state,” The Salt Lake Tribune by Becky Jacobs. 07/19/2020. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/07/19/university-...
  • “Mapping gender-based violence,” @theU by Morgan Aguilar, June 30, 2020, https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/mapping-gender-based-violence/?fbclid=IwAR1pc7b4XjqWDjokZ49O7fBbKCK-iuAtLJGSVAoUa-Epw5yhz3w2NmsznWw. 06/30/2020.
  • “Fronteras: The Racist History of US Trafficking Laws,” Texas Public Radio, Interview with Norma Martinez and Lauren Terrazas, June 19, 2020, https://www.tpr.org/post/fronteras-racist-history-us-trafficking-laws. 06/19/2020.
  • “A family held their relatives captive; a community set them free.” The Journal by Sarah Tory, July 29, 2019, Originally appeared in HCN. 07/29/2019. https://www.the-journal.com/articles/a-family-held...
  • Featured Scholar. National Center for Institutional Diversity. https://www.facebook.com/UMichNCID/photos/a.337717083040061/1628649170613506/?type=3&theater https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6537508662976528385/. 05/21/2019. https://www.facebook.com/UMichNCID/photos/a.337717...
  • “Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.” Hinckley Institute Radio Hour. KCPW. 88.3 FM. November 6, 2018. 11/06/2018. https://kcpw.org/blog/local-programs/hinckley-inst...
  • “Women in Migration.” Utah Museum of Fine Arts, ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education). August 14, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOfpnsmcgc . 08/14/2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOfpnsmcgc
  • Women in Migration, Refugee Integration, Poetry Origination, Dress Code Protestation. KRCL Radioactive. http://www.krcl.org/blog/radioactive-april-20-2017/. 04/20/2017.
  • Nubia Pena and Susan Folsom. “Op-Ed: Human Trafficking happens here, and the victims need our help.” The Salt Lake Tribune. January 30, 2016. 01/30/2016. http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3445728-155/op-ed-hu...
  • “Annie Fukushima and Cindy Liou on Human Trafficking.” Filmed by Joel Wanek. Produced by Lenora Lee. 2014. https://vimeo.com/107708821 . 12/31/2014. https://vimeo.com/107708821
  • “Consultant Spotlight on Annie Fukushima.” Office for Victims of Crime. January 2013: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspSpotlightGallery_Ind.cfm?cs=aFukushima . 01/30/2013. https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspSpot...
  • “Human Trafficking Conference.” Host: Scott Shafer. KQED Radio, NPR: January 20, 2011: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201101200900 . 01/20/2011. http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201101200900
  • “Human Trafficking.” Host David Kay. Real Law Radio, Ohio. September 25, 2010. 09/25/2010.
  • “Commitments to Community: An Interview with Annie Fukushima.” Interview: Julie Thi Underhill. Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, August 26, 2009: http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/story.php?id=1 . 08/26/2009. http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/story.php?id=1

Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association (ASA), Secretary / Treasurer, Section on Human Rights, 08/01/2016 - present
  • National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), Member, 05/2015 - present
  • Freedom Network (FN), Co-Chair, Conference Committee, 04/2015 - 04/30/2017
  • Law and Society Association (LSA), Member, 01/2015 - present
  • Freedom Network USA (FN USA), Member, 03/12/2014 - present
  • Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Member, 09/2013 - present
  • Institute of Impossible Subjects (IIS), Member, 08/2013 - present
  • American Studies Association (ASA), Member, 01/2013 - present
  • Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), Member, 01/2013 - present
  • American Sociological Association (ASA), Member, 07/2012 - present
  • Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Member, 02/06/2007 - present

Internal Service

  • Committee Member, Student Behavior Committee, Dean of Students, University of Utah, Fall 2016 – May 2019. Committee Member, 11/17/2016 - 05/31/2022. University service.
  • Women of Color Academics (Formerly known as Women of Color Academics of Social Work). Faculty Advisor/Organizer, 04/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Dean’s Diversity Council, College of Social Work, 2016 - Present. 10/02/2016 - 05/31/2018. College service.
  • Search Committee, Pacific Islander Initiative, School for Cultural & Social Transformation, Open Rank Faculty Search, 2016 – Present. Search Committee Member, 09/09/2016 - 02/28/2017. College service.
  • Faculty Retreat Adhoc Planning Committee. August 1, 2016 – September 12, 2016. College Service. College of Social Work. University of Utah. Committee Member, 08/01/2016 - 09/12/2016. College service.
  • Initiative for Transformative Social Work. Director, 07/01/2016 - 07/01/2017. College service.
  • Adhoc Emeritus Committee. Social Work. 04/28/2016 - 05/31/2016. College service.
  • PhD Advisory Committee, 1/2016 – Present. College Service. Social Work. 01/02/2016 - 05/31/2018. College service.
  • Adhoc Application for Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies Committee. 01/2016 – 06/2016. Program service. Ethnic Studies Program, University of Utah. Application Committee Member, 01/2016 - 06/2016. Other service.
  • School of Social and Cultural Transformation Faculty Initiative. January 1, 2016 – present. Program Service. Ethnic Studies. Faculty Advisory, 01/01/2016 - 05/31/2016. College service.
  • Ethnic Studies Central Committee. 08/2015 - present. Department service. 08/31/2015 - 06/01/2016. Department service.
  • Advisory Committee, RPT. College Service. Social Work. 08/01/2015 - 05/31/2017. College service.
  • Initiative for Transformative Social Work, College of Social Work, University of Utah, Faculty Member. Member, 09/01/2015 - 04/30/2016. College service.
  • Ethnic Studies Curriculum Committee, Ethnic Studies Division, November 2021 – Present. Committee Member, 12/01/2021 - 05/31/2022. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Studies. Associate Dean, 09/16/2021 - present. University service.
  • Office of Undergraduate Research. Director, 09/16/2021 - present. University service.
  • Committee Member, University of Utah, School of Medicine Admissions, Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Sub-Committee, 2021 – 2024. Committee Member, 08/16/2021 - 05/01/2024. Other service.
  • Project Lead, University of Utah Gender-Based Violence Consortium, March 2020 – Present. Project Lead, 03/01/2021 - present. University service.
  • University Appointed Advisor, Title IX, 2021 – Present. University Appointed Advisor, 01/01/2021 - present. University service.
  • University Teaching Committee. Committee Member, 07/30/2020 - 07/31/2023. University service.
  • Women’s Week Committee, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, 2020 – 2021. Chair, 07/20/2020 - 03/31/2021. University service.
  • Teaching and Curriculum Committee, School for Cultural & Social Transformation. June 27, 2018 – Present. Committee Member, 06/27/2018 - 05/31/2021. College service.
  • Senator, Academic Senate, School for Cultural & Social Transformation, 2017 – 2018. Senator, 08/01/2017 - 05/31/2018. University service.

Professional Service

  • Women’s Studies Journal. Role: Reviewer. Per-Review Journal. 06/05/2017 - 06/27/2017
  • Journal of Human Trafficking. Role: Reviewer. Per-Review Journal. 01/03/2017 - 01/23/2017
  • American Sociological Association. Role: Secretary/Treasurer. Human Rights Section. 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2019
  • Feminist Formations. Role: Reviewer. Reviewer. Feminist Formations. Peer Reviewed Journal. 2016. 03/10/2016 - 04/17/2016
  • National Women Studies Association. Role: Reviewer. Conference peer reviewer. 2016. 02/10/2016 - 03/18/2016
  • Current Sociology. Role: Reviewer. Peer Reviewed Journal. 09/15/2015 - 10/15/2015
  • Concentric: Literary & Cultural Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. P. Role: Reviewer. Peer reviewed Journal. 2015. 08/18/2015 - 09/15/2015
  • Office for Justice Programs. Role: OJP Peer Reviewer. Grant Reviewer. 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
  • Freedom Network USA. Role: Co-Chair, Conference Committee. Co-Chair, Conference Committee (April 2015 - April 2017) Wellstone Committee (April 2014 - Present) Member (March 2014 - Present) Freedomnetworkusa.org. 03/2014 - present

Community Partnership

  • Member of Board of Directors, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2021 – Present. 08/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
  • Member of Board of Directors, Salt Lake Acting Company, 2021 – Present. 07/01/2021 - 05/31/2024
  • Member, Freedom Network USA Race & Human Trafficking Working Group, 2019 – Present. 09/04/2019 - present
  • Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force. 05/12/2016 - present
  • Conference Committee. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. Annual conference committee, Moving Forward Together: 25 years of Resilience. May 4 – October 7, 2016. 05/04/2016 - 10/07/2016
  • Consultant, La Jolla Band of Indians Avellaka Program, 2015 - present. 06/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Member, Freedom Network USA, March 2014 - Present Wellstone Committee Member, Freedom Network USA, April 2014 – 2019. Co-Chair, Conference Committee, Freedom Network USA, April 2015 – April 2017. 03/20/2014 - present
  • Contracted researcher, Anti-trafficking Collaborative, Bay Area, Office for Victims of Crime, 2013. 11/2012 - 12/2013