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, Latin American Studies


  • Fukushima, A.I., Gaytán, M. S., & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2023). Death world economy: Race, Meat - processing plants, and COVID-19. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/23996544231208196. Published, 11/01/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2023). A Multiplicity of Selves-in-Coalition: A Decolonial Feminist Witnessing Through Autoethnography. Feminist Formations 35(1). https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/51269. Published, 03/31/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Alvarez Gutierrez, & Gaytan, M.S. (2023. Liminalities and Possibilities: Latinx Pedagogies and Praxis in Pandemic Time. In J. Michael Ryan (Ed.) The COVID-19 Pandemic Series. Routledge. Published, 01/31/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2023). “Gender-Based Violence”; In S. Salari (Eds), Family Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Issues, and Solutions, Bloomsbury Academic., pp. 263-266. Published, 11/01/2023.
  • Qi, Z., Fukushima, A.I., and Gutiérrez, L.A. (2023). “A Reflection Paper: The Multi-Layered Citizen in Academia.” Navigating Careers in the Academy: Gender, Race, and Class. Working Paper Series. Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. https://www.purdue.edu/butler/working-paper-series/2022/fall.php. Published, 12/31/2022.
  • Salari, S. and Fukushima, A.I. (2023, February 27). Sonia Salari and Annie Isabel Fukushima: More needs to be done to address domestic violence. Opinion. The Salt Lake Tribune. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2023/02/27/sonia-salari-annie-isabel/?fbclid=IwAR1rWTQ6S-uDgBCKzdlCptAMPO8C_AHoRX63Yk5n7nRvjq3kOEdayGOK478. Published, 02/27/2023.
  • Lê Strain, D., DeBetta, L. & Fukushima, A.I. (2023). "Utah Women’s Narratives: Narrative, Performance, and Collaboration." Frontiers: Journal of Women's Studies. . Published, 03/31/2022.
  • Fukushima, AI. (2022). Utah Statewide Needs Assessment: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking – 2022 Report. Gender-Based Violence Consortium, University of Utah. Republished in Utah Women's Health Review, Women and Violence, doi: 10.26054/0d-wpgq-gnf1. Published, 06/06/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2022). Utah Statewide Needs Assessment: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking - 2022 Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Gender-Based Violence Consortium, University of Utah. https://gbvc.utah.edu/utah-state-wide-needs-assessment-2022/ . Published, 05/30/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. and Vei, T.* (2022). “Decolonial Feminist Pedagogies: Entering into the ‘World’ of the Zombie as Praxis.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.. Published, 01/24/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Lukasinski, V., and Gonzalez-Pons, K. (2022). “The Coordinated Community Response to Non-Fatal Strangulation in Intimate Partner Violence: A Pilot Program. Utah Violence Against Women.” Utah Women’s Health Review. https://uwhr.utah.edu/the-coordinated-community-response-to-non-fatal-strangulation-in-intimate-partner-violence-a-pilot-program/. Published, 02/07/2022.
  • Love, D., Fukushima, A. I., Rogers, T. N., Petersen, E.,* Brooks, E.,* & Rogers, C. R. (2021). “Challenges to Reintegration: A Qualitative Intrinsic Case Study of Convicted Sex Traffickers.” Feminist Criminology, doi:10.1177/15570851211045042. Published, 10/12/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Hill, A., and Suchland, J., Eds. (2021). “Editorial: Anti-Trafficking Education: Sites of care, knowledge, and power.” Anti-Trafficking Review 17. https://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/573/424. Published, 09/16/2021.
  • Fukushima, A. I. (2021). Excerpt from Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the US. Journal of Transnational American Studies, 12(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5070/T812255973 Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9073k3z8. Published, 12/31/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Hill, A., and Suchland, J., Eds. (2021). “Anti-Trafficking Education.” Anti-Trafficking Review 17. https://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/issue/view/28. Published, 09/16/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2021). “Review of Tahseen Shams Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World.” American Journal of Sociology 127(3). Published, 11/01/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2020). “Food Matters: Trafficked Transnational Migrant Experiences and the Matrix of Food (In)Security.” Journal of Human Rights Practice 12(2), pp. 364-386 https://academic.oup.com/jhrp/article-abstract/12/2/364/5861736. Published, 06/24/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. ‘Witnessing in a Time of Homeland Futurities’, Anti-Trafficking Review, issue 14, 2020, pp. 67-81, https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201220145. Published, 04/27/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I., & Heffernan, K. (2020). “What’s the Mission? Discursive Power and Human Rights Based Language in Anti-Trafficking Organizations.” Journal of Human Rights & Social Work 5, pp. 129 – 138, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-019-00109-w. Published, 03/21/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Gonzalez-Pons, K., Gezinski, L., & Clark, L. (2020). “Multiplicity of Stigma: Cultural Barriers in Anti-Trafficking Response.” International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare 13(2): 125 – 142. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-07-2019-0056. Published, 04/28/2020.
  • Gutiérrez, LA, Fukushima, A.I., Gaytán, M.S., (2020). "Essential Latinx Educators: Teaching in a Time of Pandemic," Latinx Talk, https://latinxtalk.org/2020/07/06/essential-latinx-educators-teaching-in-a-time-of-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR1lnvonuJMrBzJnpFBFoS1YuHRYb3AispIYsuc2TeaHCBz7Jk6OvPTQkd8. Published, 07/06/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Savelsberg, J.J. (2020). The Sociology of Human Rights and COVID-19. Vol. 48. Footnotes: A publication of the American Sociological Association. Published, 06/01/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2020, Spring). Featured Article, “A Praxis of witnessing in these migratory times,” Asian Mode: Official Newsletter of the American Sociological Association Asia and Asian America Section, https://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/asa_aa_section_newsletter_spring_2020_rev.pdf. Published, 07/16/2020.
  • Alarcon, W., Benfield, D.M., Fukushima, A.I., Maese, M. Eds. (2020).Introduction: "World"-Making and "World"-Travelling with Decolonial Feminisms and Women of Color. Special Issue. Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies 41, 1. Published, 05/31/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2020). “Review of Xóchitl Bada and Shannon Gleeson’s Accountability Across Borders: Migrant Rights in North America,” Journal of American Ethnic History. . Published, 07/01/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2020). A Survey of Child Welfare and Labor Trafficking in California: A White Paper. Utah: University of Utah. Published, 01/20/2020.
  • Muir, B., Harris, H., Richards, J.L., Fukushima, A.I. and Strain, D. (2020). Relationship Violence Toolkit for Faculty. The University of Utah Gender-Based Violence Consortium and Fight Against Domestic Violence. https://www.fadv.org/teaching-toolkit.html. Published, 11/17/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2019). Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the US. Publisher: Stanford University Press. Published, 06/26/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2019). "Fisheries, Farms and Factories: Human Trafficking and Tethered Subjectivities from Asia to the Pacific." In G. Beauregard, C. Schuland-Vials, & H. Lee (Eds), in The Subject(s) of Human Rights: Crises, Violations, & Asian American Critique. Temple University Press, pp. 144 - 160. Published, 12/06/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2019). “Has Someone Taken Your Passport? Everyday Surveillance of the Migrant Laborer as Trafficked Subject.” Biography. Special Issue: Biographic Mediation: The Uses of Disclosure in Bureaucracy and Politics, Vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 561-585, https://muse.jhu.edu/article/742992. Published, 12/11/2019.
  • Benfield, D.M., Fukushima, A.I., Critcal Dias, At Land’s Edge, Dizon, M., Kaisen, J.J., Vazquez, R., Dumesnil, C., Lockward, A., Jorgensen, S.H., & Daly, T. (2019). “Translating Geographies of Displacement.” Migratory Times. Design: Omnivore. Website: migratorytimes.net. Web. Published, 03/08/2019.
  • Fantone, L. & Fukushima, A.I. (2018). Desires of Belonging and Betrayals: Narratives of “coming out” and the Terms of Recognition in (Un)documented migrants. VOCI (Voices): Human Sciences Semi-Annual. Special issue of sexuality. Anno XV: 30 - 55. Published, 12/31/2018.
  • Benfield, D.M & Fukushima, A.I. (Accepted, Submitted 2018). “Eight Scenes of Decolonial Feminist Aesthetic Praxis in Migratory Times.” In Decolonial Feminisms. Lugones, M. Ed. Publisher: Duke University Press. Accepted, 06/24/2017.
  • Morris, K. & Fukushima, A. Grant Management Toolkit: Building Sustainable Anti-Trafficking Programs. Office on Trafficking in Persons: Administration for Children & Families and the National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/otip/final_grant_management_toolkit_building_sustainable_anti.pdf, February 2018. Published, 02/08/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Gezinski, L., & Boley, E. (2018, Submitted). Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment: Report, July 2018. San Francisco, California, Department on the Status of Women. Accepted, 07/01/2018.
  • Fukushima A.I. (2017). “Human Trafficking.” Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Gender: War. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, USA. Published, 09/27/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2016). An American Haunting: Unsettling Witnessing in Transnational Migration, the Ghost Case, & Human Trafficking (W.S. Hesford and R. Lewis, Eds). Feminist Formations, Special issue, Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminist Studies & Human Rights 28(1): 146 - 165. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Fukushima A.I., Guest Contributor. (2016). “Why should human trafficking be countered through a critical human rights approach?” In John Vanek (Ed.), The Essential Abolitionist: What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery. Published, 02/23/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2016) “Review of Holly Smith’s Walking Prey: How America’s Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery,” Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, Rutgers University. http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/walking-prey.html. Published, 09/26/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2015). Anti-Violence Iconographies of the Cage: Diasporan Crossings and the (Un)Tethering of Subjectivities (R. Chevrette, C. Keating, A.H. Koblitz, K. Kuo, C.T. Lee, and H. Switzer, Eds.). Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies for the Special Issue on Transnational Feminisms 36(3). Project MUSE http://bit.ly/1mCbAkW JSTOR http://bit.ly/1ZNPGsZ. Published, 12/31/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Hua, J. (2015). “Calling the Consumer Activist, Consuming the Trafficking Subject: Call and Response and the Terms of Legibility.” In L. Cuklanz and H. McIntosh (Eds.), Documenting Gendered Violence (pp. 45 – 66). New York, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. Published, 02/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2014). “‘The Jammed’: Representational Politics and Racialized Narratives of the Trafficked Asian Diaspora.” In K. Liu and J. Huijing (Eds.), Changing Boundaries and Reshaping Itineraries in Asian American Literary Studies. China. Published, 11/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2014). “Beyond Supply & Demand: The Limitations of End Demand-Strategies.” In K.K. Hoang and R.S. Parrenas (Eds.), Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisioning New Solutions (pp. 91 – 101). International Debate Education Association. Published, 06/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2014). Anti-miscegenation laws; Mixed race/ethnicity Intimate relations; Domestic violence; and LGBT communities. In C.A. Gallagher and C.D. Lippard (Eds.), Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (pp. 63 – 64; pp. 366 – 368). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio/Greenwood Press. Published, 06/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. “Review of Joel Quirk’s The Anti-Slavery Project: From Slave Trade to Human Trafficking. Societies Without Borders 9, no. 1 (April 2014): 132 - 34. Published, 04/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Ginoza, A., Hase, M., Kirk, G., & Shefler, T. (March 11, 2014). Disaster Militarism: Rethinking U.S. Relief in the Asia-Pacific. Foreign Policy in Focus, Washington, DC. Published, 03/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2013). Korean Immigrant Women in America; Role of Asian Americans in Anti-Human Trafficking Movement; Asian Americans and the Comfort Women Issue. In E.J.W. Park and X. Zhao, Eds. Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History (pp 709 – 712; pp. 68 – 70; pp. 330-333). California: ABC-Clio. Published, 11/2013.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Kirk, G. (June 17, 2013). Military Sexual Violence: From Frontline to Fenceline. Foreign Policy in Focus. Washington, DC. Published, 06/2013.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & C. Liou. “Weaving Theory and Practice: Anti-Trafficking Partnerships and the Fourth ‘P’ in the Human Trafficking Paradigm.” Human Trafficking is Global Slavery. Program on Human Rights, Stanford University. 2012. Published, 06/2012.
  • Fukushima, A. (Fall 2008). Beyond Moments of Disjuncture: The Visual Culture of the Sex Trafficked Asian (Woman). Praxis (formerly Phoebe): Gender & Cultural Critiques 20, No. 2: 15 – 34. Published, 08/2008.
  • Fukushima, A. (2011). Coercion and Migration. In J.P. Rordiguez (Ed.), Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social and Economic Oppression (pp. 17 – 33). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, LLC. Published, 10/2011.
  • Fukushima, A. (2009). Comfort Women. In E. Chen and G. Yoo (Eds.), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Contemporary Asian American Issues Today. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2009. Published, 10/2009.
  • Fukushima, A. (2008). Coerced Migration. In J. Warner (Ed), Battleground: Immigration. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. Published, 10/2008.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Richards, K.,* Nilson, J.* (Accepted, 2023). “Seeing Race & Sexuality: Child Welfare & Forced Labor.” Submitted to Arkansas Law Review. Accepted, 01/01/2024.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Editor in Chief. "An Introduction - Range: Undergraduate Research Journal." RANGE: Undergraduate Research Journal 24, issue 2: https://our.utah.edu/undergraduate-research-journal/overview/. Published, 12/28/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2023). “Human Trafficking”; In S. Salari (Eds), Family Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Issues, and Solutions, Bloomsbury Academic., pp. 303 - 305. Published, 11/03/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Franchek-Roa, K., and Salari, S. (Accepted, 2023). “Interpersonal Violence.” In C. Frost, L. Johnston, K. Digre, The 7 Domains of Health: Multidisciplinary Considerations of Women’s Health in the 21st Century 2nd edition.. Accepted, 07/24/2023.
  • 2023 Fukushima, A.I., Editor in Chief. "An Introduction - Range: Undergraduate Research Journal." RANGE: Undergraduate Research Journal 24, issue 1: https://uen.pressbooks.pub/2023range/. Published, 07/03/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. and Quick Hall, K.M., Eds. (2024, Accepted, In-Press). Decolonial Feminist Genealogies and Futures. Special contributions by Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Linda Carty. University of Illinois Press.. Accepted, 04/13/2023.
  • Salari, S. and Fukushima, A.I. (2023, February 27). Sonia Salari and Annie Isabel Fukushima: More needs to be done to address domestic violence. Opinion. The Salt Lake Tribune. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2023/02/27/sonia-salari-annie-isabel/?fbclid=IwAR1rWTQ6S-uDgBCKzdlCptAMPO8C_AHoRX63Yk5n7nRvjq3kOEdayGOK478. Published, 02/27/2023.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Postdoctoral Training Program to Develop Critical Research Skills. PI: Annie Isabel Fukushima. Co-PI(s): Ramon Barthelemy. National Science Foundation, 10/01/2023 - 09/30/2026. Total project budget to date: $1,249,277.00
  • Utah State-Wide Needs Assessment: Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking & Sexual Violence. PI: Annie I Fukushima. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, 06/01/2021 - 06/30/2022. Total project budget to date: $9,032.88
  • “Freedom Network Training Institute Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project.” . PI: Annie I Fukushima. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office for Victims of Crime, 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Visualizing Gender-Based Violence. PI: Annie I. Fukushima. Co-PI(s): Sonia Salari. Research Seed Grant, University of Utah. , 06/30/2020 - 05/31/2021. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00
  • Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19: Understanding consequences of stay-at-home orders. PI: Sonia Salari and Sharon Talboys. University of Utah Special Emphasis: Emerging COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Research seed grant program, 04/01/2020 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Gender-Based Violence Consortium. PI: Annie I. Fukushima. https://1u4u.utah.edu/faculty/project_view.php. 1U4U Innovation Grant, University of Utah, 02/13/2020 - 05/31/2021. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • “Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts II: Ethnic Studies ‘Global Learning without a Passport.’”. PI: Ed Munoz. Co-PI(s): Annie Isabel Fukushima, Alborz Ghandehari. Global Learning Disciplines. Office of Global Engagement, University of Utah., 06/01/2019 - 07/31/2019. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • “Freedom Network Training Institute Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project.” . PI: Annie I. Fukushima. Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Service Providers. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office for Victims of Crime. , 03/05/2018 - 12/31/2020. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Addressing human trafficking in Salt Lake City: Needs and Opportunities. PI: Allison O'Connor. 01/01/2018 - 11/30/2018. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • “Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment.” . PI: Annie Isabel Fukushima. ity and County of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women., 01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018. Total project budget to date: $90,000.00
  • Democratizing Knowledge Fellow, "Just Academic Spaces," Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute, Rutgers University. PI: Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Shirley Collado, Bonita Veysey. Co-PI(s): Invited workshop speakers and leaders include: Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University - Newark; Cathy Cohen; Linda Carty; Chandra Mohanty; Beverly Guy-Sheftall; and Erica Williams; among others. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 06/11/2017 - 06/17/2017. Total project budget to date: $300.00
  • Women of Color Academics of Social Work. PI: Fukushima et al., . Graduate Diversity Enhancement Grant , 10/11/2016 - 05/15/2017. Total project budget to date: $1,000.00
  • Migratory Times. PI: Annie Isabel Fukushima. Co-PI(s): Dalida Maria Benfield. Abundance Foundation, 09/15/2016 - 11/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $70,000.00
  • “A Mixed Methods Analysis of Cultural Competency in Anti-trafficking Service Provision,” . PI: Annie Isabel Fukushima. 08/16/2016 - 05/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rutgers University. PI: Independent Fellowship with the Institute for Research on Women & Dept. of Women's & Gender Studies. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 07/01/2013 - 06/01/2015. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • MELLON INTERSECTIONAL STUDIES. PI: CHOPRA,RUMA. Co-PI(s): FUKUSHIMA,ANNIE ISABEL. ANDREW W MELLON FOUNDATION, 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Americas
  • Asia

Creative Research

  • Producer and Co-editor. “Utah Women’s Narratives.” Gender-Based Violence Consortium, April 15, 2021, University of Utah. https://gbvc.utah.edu/utah-womens-narratives-2021/ Performance, completed 04/15/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (Originally written: August 11, 2014; Published: March 8, 2019). A Transnational Feminist Paradox: Property, Rights, and the Pursuit of Ownership. In Migratory Times. Edited by Fukushima, A.I. & Benfield, D.M. Other, completed 03/08/2019.
  • Invited Artist. “Tiempos Migratorios.” Curators: Dalida Maria Benfield and Pedro Pablo Gomez. Universidad Distrital francisco jose de caldas, Salasab, and Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects. VIII Bienal ASAB, Bogota, Colombia. 11/8/17 – 11/9/17, Bogota, Colombia. Exhibition, completed 11/08/2017.


  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist (March 1, 2023). Making Public Policy Personal: A Focus on Gender-Based Violence. Women’s Week. University of Utah. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=599170398739485 . Panel, Presented, 03/01/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist (February 6, 2023). Faculty Panel: How Does Undergraduate Research Experience Work? Hinckley Institute of Politics. University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 02/06/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist. (January 26, 2023). Race, Equity, Human Trafficking & the Role of Providers. University of Maryland SAFE Center. Panel, Presented, 01/26/2023.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (November 17, 2022). Evergreens: Safe Harbor Benefit, 2022. Safe Harbor Crisis Center. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Keynote. (October 27, 2022). Human Trafficking of Immigrants. Awareness, Education & Prevention. Weber State University. https://weber.edu/socialscience/human-trafficking-symposium.html . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/27/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (September 29, 2022). Gender, Race, & Research. Graduate School Diversity Office, Professional Development Series, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist (September 27, 2022). Estamos Aqui, Estamos Poderos@s: Undocumented people in the struggle for reproductive justice. Women’s Resouce Center Coffe & Conversation Series. University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 09/27/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. and Wood, E. (September 9, 2022). Research Safety & Title IX. Office of Undergraduate Research, Education Series, University of Utah. https://our.utah.edu/ures/research-safety-title-ix/ . Presentation, Presented, 09/09/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Faculty Speaker. (August 20, 2022). New Student Welcome 2022. University of Utah. https://orientation.utah.edu/weeks-of-welcome/new-student-welcome-2022.php . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/20/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Session Organizer and Presider. (August 6 – 10, 2022). “Human Rights Urgencies: State and Legal Response from Life to Death.” American Sociological Association 2022, Thematic Session, Los Angeles, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/06/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Keynote (May 24, 2022). Every Woman A Leader. University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/24/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist (March 17, 2022). How to Become an Expert Witness. 2022 Annual Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, Zoom. Panel, Presented, 03/17/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Keynote (March 10, 2022). In Contestation: Feminist Challenges and Change. Kathryn Kenley-Johnson Memorial Lecture, San Francisco State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/10/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Salari, S., and O’Farrell, K. Facilitators. (March 4, 2022). Community Dialogues: Educator Support for Trauma, Violence & Crises. Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/04/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker and Facilitator (February 25, 2022). Closing the equity gap in the classroom. Friday Forum, Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, University of Utah Zoom. Presentation, Presented, 02/25/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (February 8, 2022). “Utah State-Wide Needs Assessment: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking – Community Presentation.” University of Utah. Zoom. https://gbvc.utah.edu/utah-state-wide-needs-assessment-2022/ . Presentation, Presented, 02/08/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Facilitator (February 4, 2022). Mentor Panel. Office of Undergraduate Research, Education Series, University of Utah. https://our.utah.edu/ures/mentor-panel/. Other, Presented, 02/04/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (January 31, 2022). State-Wide Needs Assessment UDVC Advocacy Day on the Hill, Utah State-Capitol, Seagull Room. Presentation, Presented, 01/31/2022.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (November 22, 2021 and December 13, 2021). Victim Services through an Anti-Oppressive Lens. Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Presentation, Other, 11/22/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (November 10, 2021). Women, Gender & Migration. University of Wyoming. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/10/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Featured Speaker (October 1 – 2, 2021). Postcolonial Studies. Forum on the Future of Comparative, Postcolonial and Decolonial Work. Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/01/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Session Organizer and Presider. (August 7 – 10, 2021). “Missing and Murdered – Women of Color, Transgender, and Indigenous People.” American Sociological Association 2021, Thematic Session, Chicago, Illinois. Panel, Presented, 08/07/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Moderator. (June 29, 2021). Unfolding Listening. A/P/A Covid-19 Public Memory Project. Migratory Times, Zoom. Other, Presented, 06/29/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (June 25, 2021). Allies of BIPOC: White Fragility, White Privilege, and Whiteness. Freedom Network USA, Zoom. Presentation, Presented, 06/25/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (May 6, 2021). White Fragility, White Privilege, & Whiteness. University Marketing & Communications Staff Training. University of Utah, Zoom. Presentation, Presented, 05/06/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (April 6, 2021). Migrant Crossings: Research as Praxis. Society of Fellows Graduate Workshop. Ohio State University, Zoom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/06/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker and Facilitator (March 26, 2021). White Fragility, White Privilege, & Whiteness. Friday Forum, Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Zoom. Presentation, Presented, 03/26/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Moderator. (March 22, 2021). Fighting Racism in Anti-Trafficking Work. Learning to Unlearn: Freedom Network USA 2021 Annual Conference. Speakers: Dr. Melissa I.M. Torres, Dr. April Petillo, and Ra'Shya M. Ghee. Online. Panel, Presented, 03/22/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Moderator (March 8, 2021). “Inspiring a Movement: Keynote, Amber Ruffin.” Women’s Week 2021. Online. Other, Presented, 03/08/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (February 25, 2021). White Fragility: What is it, how to recognize it. Diversity Presentation Series facilitated by Brooke Adams and Julietta Herrera. Zoom . Presentation, Presented, 02/25/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Olvera-Arbon, Li., Yadon, C. and Campbell, J. Panelist. (February 17, 2021). Stopping Violence Against Girls & Women. Utah Women & Leadership Project, Zoom. Panel, Presented, 02/17/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Zelaya-Perez, U., Perez, S., and Suchland, J. (January 22, 2021). “Human Rights: Fair Food at the Kitchen Table.” National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Ohio, Zoom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/22/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist (January 19, 2021). Human Trafficking Awareness Month Listening Session 2: Human Trafficking and Labor in California. California Department of Social Services. Webex. Presentation, Presented, 01/19/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Nguyen, A., Francisco-Menchavez, V. (January 15, 2021). “Movement in the time of Covid-19.” WomanKind 2021 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference, New York, Zoom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/15/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Moderator (January 14, 2021). Women of Color Academic Pedagogies. Women of Color Academics Collective, University of Utah, Zoom. Other, Presented, 01/14/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Session Organizer and Presider. (August 7 – 10, 2021). “Missing and Murdered – Women of Color, Transgender, and Indigenous People.” American Sociological Association 2021, Thematic Session, Chicago, Illinois. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/08/2021.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist. (November 2, 2020). Research and Publishing During Covid-19. Intersections on Inclusion, Critical Conversations About the Academy. Utah State University. Panelists: Edenfield, A., Fukushima, A.I., Thoms, B., & Vargis, E. Zoom. Presentation, Presented, 11/02/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Author. (October 27, 2020). “Author Meets Readers.” Panelists: Frost, C., Gaytan, S., George, E., Moderator: Fong, E. Tanner Humanities. Zoom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/27/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Facilitator (October 20, 2020). Community Reads: IPV and Race. Eccles Health Science Library and the Office of Health equity and Inclusion. Zoom. Contributed Talk, Presented, 10/20/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (October 7, 2020). “Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence.” Women in Health, Medicine and Science, University of Utah Health, Online, utah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ocbifTf5R8Km47Ka2fUecw. Presentation, Presented, 10/07/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Author. (July 26, 2020). “Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the US, Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Author Annie Fukushima,” Co-Panelists: Cindy Liou, Hediana Utarti, Carolyn Kim. Eastwind Books of Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley’s Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/26/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. and Hua, J. (June 24, 2020), Witnessing Human Trafficking, Narrating Lives Beyond Violence, Lawyers Club of San Diego Human Trafficking Collaborative, Online. Presentation, Presented, 06/24/2020.
  • Musto, J., Thakor, M., Gerasimov, B., Mogulescu, K., Fukushima, AI., Limoncelli, S., Wolf, A., Blunt, D., and Majic, S. (June 8, 2020), “The role of technology in human trafficking and anti-trafficking,” Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women, Online, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvAbn1WwB0M&feature=youtu.be. Presentation, Presented, 06/08/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (May 14, 2020). “Witnessing Gender-Based Violence Across Borders,” Sex, Gender & Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, Virtual Symposium, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 05/14/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (March 12, 2020). Witnessing Migrant Futurities. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/12/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist. (March 6, 2020). Gender, Militarism, Labor and Violence. 50 Years of Igniting the Future, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 03/06/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Presenter. (February 24, 2020). “Navigating Research, Race, Gender & Difference.” Undergraduate Research Education Series, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/24/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Author. (April 9, 2020). “Migrant Crossings: Book Discussion Roundtable.” Respondents: Julietta Hua, John Park, and Lisa Yun. Chair: Judy Wu. Association for Asian American Studies. Washington D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/28/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Lecturer. (January 16, 2020). “Modern Slavery” & Human Trafficking. Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/16/2020.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (March 18, 2020). Reclaiming Migrant and Trafficking Narratives. Co-Presenters: Cindy Liou and Noy Thrupkaew. Holding Space: Innovation and Values in Anti-Trafficking Work, Freedom Network USA, Miami, Florida, USA. Conference Paper, Accepted, 12/31/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Author. (November 9, 2019). “Program Committee: Annie Isabel Fukushima’s Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking the U.S.” Author meets critiques: Mary Romero, Robyn Rodriguez, and Candace Fujikane. American Studies Association, Annual Meeting. “Build as we fight,” Honolulu, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (October 25 – 26, 2019). Chasing Slavery in the Modern Southwest: The Persistence of Forced Labor. Center for the Study of the Southwest, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/25/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (October 24, 2019). “Unsettled Witnessing in these Migratory Times.” Mexico, Americas, and Spain Program (MAS) and Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (October 4, 2019). “Witnessing in a Time of Homeland Futurities.” Geography Colloquium, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/04/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Presenter. (September 18, 2019). “Navigating Research, Race, Gender & Difference.” Undergraduate Research Education Series, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 09/18/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (May 21, 2019). “Archipelago: Map(s) of the Moving World.” Center for Arts Design & Social Research, Oodi, Helsinki. https://www.facebook.com/centerartsdesign/videos/435048550674263/?q=helsinki%20fukushima&epa=SEARCH_BOX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/21/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist. (May 16 – 17, 2019). “Witnessing Violence & The Coatlicue State.” Border Crossings: Harnessing the Power of Azalduan Thought and Methodologies. Co-Panelists: Mora, G.C. & Paschel, T. Gloria Anzaldúa: Translating B/borders, University of Paris VIII, Paris, France. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/16/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (April 4, 2019). “Migrant Crossings.” Women and Gender Studies, the History, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Southern Utah University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/04/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Panelist. (March 29, 2019). “Insurgent Horizons: The Future of Ethnic Studies.” Insurgent Knowledge: 50 Years of Ethnic Studies. Co-Panelist: Arvin, M., Ghandehari, A., Bost, D., and Solorzano, A. University of Utah. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/29/2019.
  • Rojas, J., Fukushima, A.I., & Taylor, F. Discussants. (March 6, 2019). “Redefine: A Dialogue on the International Tolerance Project.” Women’s Week 2019. Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Other, Presented, 03/26/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Moderator. (March 20, 2019). Truth and Evidence-Based Practice in the Anti-Trafficking Movement. Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement. Freedom Network USA, Virginia, USA. Other, Other, 03/20/2019.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker (November 5, 2018). Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S. Hinkley Institute, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/05/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Speaker. (October 18, 2018). Naming (In)Justice: Rights and Resistance Across Queer Migrations & Trafficking. Ohio State University. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/18/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Keynote. (September 26, 2018). Xicanx/Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Speaker. Berkeley City College, California. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Presenter. (September 26, 2018). “Community Needs Assessment Report Presentation.” Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco, City Hall. Presentation, Presented, 09/26/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Presenter. (September 26, 2018). “Community Needs Assessment Report Presentation.” Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco, City Hall. Presentation, Presented, 09/26/2018.
  • Burke, F. & Fukushima, A.I. (September 18, 218). “Expert Witnesses: Lessons Learned.” Human Trafficking Legal Center. Video presentation. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/18/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Gonzalez-Pons, K., O’Connor, A., Clark, L. (September 10, 2018). “Needs for Survivors of Human Trafficking in Salt Lake City: A Preliminary Analysis.” 2018 Utah Trafficking in Persons Conference. Refugee & Immigrant Center, Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force, State of Utah Office of the Attorney General, Department of Public Safety, Operation Underground Railroad. Salt Lake City Community College. Presentation, Presented, 09/10/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. June 22, 2018. “Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment – Community Presentation.” Department on the Status of Women. Presentation, Presented, 06/22/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I., & Chen, H.M. June 14, 2018. “Working with Asian American Individuals, Couples, and Families.” National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. Presentation, Presented, 06/14/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Presenter. A. (May 11 – 13, 2018). “Resistant Imaginaries and Enactments: Towards a Praxis of Decolonial Feminism.” Co-Panelists: Alarcon, W., Benfield, D.M., Cruz, C. Rios-Rojas, A. Toward Decolonial Feminisms. Penn State. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/12/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Hendrix, E. Migration and Trafficking. Break-out Session. Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration Symposium. University of Utah, March 31, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 03/31/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Chair. (March 30, 2018). “Asian/Americans on the Move: Precarity, Belonging, and Strategies of Resistance across the Pacific.” Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances. Association for Asian American Studies,38th conference. San Francisco, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/30/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (March 28, 2018). “Work, Resistance & Justice.” Gender Studies 3690, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 03/28/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (February 7, 2018) “An American Haunting.” Feminist Studies 40, Sexuality and Globalization, University of California, Santa Cruz. Other, Presented, 02/07/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (February 7, 2018) “An American Haunting.” Feminist Studies 40, Sexuality and Globalization, University of California, Santa Cruz. Other, Presented, 02/07/2018.
  • Weiler, T., Brown, N., Pena, N. Fukushima, A.I., and Batar, A. (January 26, 2018). “Villain or Broker; Victim or Survivor: A Conversation on Definitions and Narratives.” 4th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium. Social Justice Student Initiative at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 01/26/2018.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (November 20 – 26, 2017). “End Demand Strategies and ‘Rescue.’” Social Work 7612-001, Human Trafficking, University of Utah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=270&v=61mJYrNXTqE . Other, Presented, 11/20/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Pillow, W. (November 10, 2017). “Pedagogies of the Zombie.” ASA International Committee: Pedagogies of Dissent in a Global Context. American Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (Consultant/Trainer). “Human Trafficking 101.” Alaska Native Justice Center. Online training, September 22, 2017. Other, Presented, 09/22/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Murphy, W., Richard, S., Roisman, D. Singh, R. (Faculty). “Victim Issues & Prosecuting Cases.” Facilitator & Session Organizer: Judge Curtis Kin and Attorney Khanh Nguyen. Handling Human Trafficking Cases. Judicial Council of California, Sacramento. September 14 – 15, 2017. Other, Presented, 09/14/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (Presenter). “Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation.” First Offender Prostitution Project. Community Works and the San Francisco District Attorney. San Francisco, California, July 29, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 07/29/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture. (July 20, 2017). “Methods in Witnessing Transnational Migration & Human Trafficking.” Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies. ES 101A. Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Other, Presented, 07/20/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (Consultant/Trainer). “Human Trafficking Topical Training, Cultural Competence Training.” Alaska Native Justice Center Peer Visit. Refugee & Immigrant Center – Asian Association of Utah, July 12, 2017. Other, Presented, 07/12/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (June 24, 2017). “Tethered Subjectivities and Human Trafficking in these Migratory Times.” Association for Asian Studies in Asia. Korea University, Seoul, Korea. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/24/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (April 21 – 23, 2017). “Migratory Times: Militarisms, Displacements, & Death Worlds.” Militarism & Migration Conference. University of California, San Diego. City Heights, San Diego, California. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/21/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Panelist (March 28, 2017). Diversity Scholars. School for Cultural & Social Transformation, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 03/28/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. “White Privilege, Race & Community.” Spyhop, Utah, March 27, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/27/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Benfield, D.M. (Moderator and Co-Lead Organizer). (January 29, 2017). “Dislocating Geographies.” Migratory Times Salon Series. Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects. Web. Other, Other, 01/29/2017.
  • Fukushima A.I., et al., (January 24, 2017). “Defining Voluntourism: Intent v. Impact.” Service House, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 01/24/2017.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Fallon, L. (Co-Chairs). (April 5 – 6, 2017). “Redefining Justice: Envisioning New Approaches to Anti-Trafficking Work.” Freedom Network, USA, Doubletree by Hilton, Washington D.C., Crystal City. Conference Paper, Accepted, 12/31/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (November 17 – 20, 2016). Contested Visions of Home: Asian/American Diasporic Subjectivities in the Media. American Studies Association, Annual Meeting, “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are,” Denver, Colorado. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/19/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (November 10 – 13, 2016). Witnessing Homosocial Violence through a Decolonial Praxis. Session: The Praxis of Decolonial Feminism. National Women’s Studies Association. Annual Meeting, “Decoloniality,” Montreal Quebec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Burnham, L., & Chang, G. (November 3, 2016). “Radicalizing Care & Labor Justice.” The Insurgent Legacy of Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • Fukushima, A., Franchek-Roa, K., Hendrix, E., and Hoffman, L. “At the Intersection: Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking” Part I and Part II. Moving Forward Together: 25 Years of Resilience. 25th Annual Domestic Violence Conference. Utah Valley Convention Center, October 7, 2016. Other, Presented, 10/07/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture (October 6, 2016). “Human Trafficking” Social Work 6350, Global Advanced Practice 1, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 10/06/2016.
  • Fukushima, A. Moderator. “Ending Gender-Based Violence: Lessons into Actions.” Keynote by Lynn Rosenthal. Moving Forward Together: 25 Years of Resilience. 25th Annual Domestic Violence Conference. Utah Valley Convention Center, October 5, 2016. Other, Presented, 10/05/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Liu, B. (June 2 – 5, 2016). “Victimization, Human Trafficking and Immigrants: Mixed Methods analysis of the Perceptions of Victimhood in U.S. Courts, 2000 – 2015.” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/03/2016.
  • Beauregard, G., Fukushima, A.I., & Patterson, C.P. (April 29, 2016). “The Subject(s) of Human Rights: Points of Departure.” Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/29/2016.
  • Fukushima A.I. & Mahoney, M. (Co-Chairs). (April 4 – 5, 2016). “Bridging the Gap and Building a Movement: Partnership, Prevention, Protection, Prosecution.” Freedom Network, USA, Chicago, Palmer House. Other, Other, 04/04/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (March 26, 2016). Advancing Refugee Wellness in Utah & Beyond.” Student Global Health Initiative Global Health Conference. Global Health, University of Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/26/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture (March 24, 2016). “Using advanced communication technologies in teaching” Social Work 7612-001, Teaching & Learning. Other, Presented, 03/24/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture (March 10, 2016). “Human trafficking in the U.S.” Social Work 4704, Spring 2016, Policy Course, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 03/10/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture (February 25, 2016). “State of the art strategies to teach social work students about human diversity” Social Work 7612-001, Teaching & Learning, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 02/25/2016.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (February 19, 2016). “Disrupting Black & White Visions: Human Trafficking, Race, & Difference.” Social Justice Student Initiative at the S.J. Quinney College of Law Human Trafficking Symposium, At Risk Youth: Pathways to Delinquency and Sex Trafficking. University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/19/2016.
  • Benfield, D.M, Daly, T., Fantone, L., & Fukushima, A.I. (November 15, 2015). Publishing in/and/with/ Precariousness. National Women's Studies Association Annual conference on Precarity. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12 – 15, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/15/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (November 14, 2015). Slave Narratives: Productions of Vulnerability & Disposability. National Women's Studies Association Annual conference on Precarity. Fuentes, M. & Lee, L.M. (Co-Panelist). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12 – 15, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (October 8-11, 2015). “Technology, Surveillance, and Transnational Trafficking: Securing the Nation Through Narratives of (In)security.” Contesting Inter/national Militarized Security in the “Asia Pacific” and Imagining An Otherwise. American Studies Association, Annual Meeting 2015. Baik, C. & Ginoza, A. (Co-Panelist). October 8 – 11, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/09/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. Guest Lecture, (September 22, 2015). “How to engage with people from underrepresented populations” Social Work 6000-0001, Fall 2015 Practice 1, University of Utah. Other, Presented, 09/22/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (July 17, 2015). Summer Institute in Asian American Studies on “The Subject(s) of Human Rights.” Nguyen, V., Wu, H.G., Jin, J.Y & Patterson, C. (Co-Panelist). National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, July 16 – 18, 2015. Panel, Presented, 07/17/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2015). “Anti-violence Iconographies of the Cage: Diasporan Crossings and the (Un)Tethering of Subjectivities.” Kinney, E., Hill, A., Hua, J.Y., Leon, C. & Shdaimah, C., (Co-Panelists). Law and Society Association Annual Conference. Seattle Washington, May 28 – 31, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/28/2015.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2015). “(Living) Dead Subjects: Examining Media & Legal Discourse of Mamasans, Sex Slaves and Sexualized Economies in Neoliberal Times.” Traveling Subjects: Koreans and Korean Diasporas. Kwon, B. & Lee, E.H. (Co-Panelists), Pak, G. (Chair). Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/23/2015.
  • Denda, K., Fukushima, A.I., & and Kim, S. (Co-Organizers). (December 4, 2014). Rethinking the Asia Pivot: Challenging Everyday Militarisms and Bridging Communities of Women. In collaboration with Institute for Research on Women, Asian Languages and Culture and Rutgers Libraries, Rutgers University. Other, Other, 12/04/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Hua, J. 2014. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Watching in Pain and Pleasure: Representing Women of Color on Screens, American Studies Association, Annual Conference. Chaman, D., Celeste, M. * Valdivia, A. (Co-Panelists). Joseph, R. (Chair).Los Angeles, California, November 6 – 9, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/06/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I., Walter, R., & Holsey, B. (October 31, 2014). Faculty Forum. “Crossings,” Center for Race and Ethnicity, Annual Faculty Forum, Rutgers University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/31/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2014). “Caged, Bound, and Shackled: Diasporan Crossings and the Tethering of Subjects to Anti-Violence Iconographies.” Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute, Ohio State University. Summer 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/06/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (April 30, 2014) “An American Haunting: From Exclusions to the Ghost Case.” American Studies Colloquium. Respondent: Dr. Kathy Lopez. Rutgers University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/30/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (April 18, 2014). “Remembering and Witnessing an American Haunting in the Chinese Ghost Case / 'Blessing Scam'” Language in Asian/American Performance and Translation Studies. Association for Asian American Studies, 2014. San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/18/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2014). “Teaching Militarism, Demilitarizing the Classroom.” Ginoza, A., Kirk, G., & Garrison, R. (Co-Panelist). National Association for Ethnic Studies conference 42nd Annual Conference, Research as Ceremony, Decolonizing Ethnic Studies, April 3 – 5, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/03/2014.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2013). “Cultures of Crossing & Servitude: Tracing an Archive of Raced and Gendered Subjects.” Cultures of Intimacy, Debt, & Servitude. Ho, T.C. & Hua, J.Y. (Co-Panelist). Schaeffer, F.A. (Chair). American Studies Association Conference, 2013, “Social Movements in an Age of Debt,” Washington D.C. November 21 – 24, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/21/2013.
  • Fukushima, A.I. & Mani, P. (October 18, 2013). Asian American Studies Learning Community. Rutgers University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/18/2013.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (2013). “The Archive of Language: Mapping the ‘Perfect Victim’ and the Trafficking of Asians and Latinas/os.” Decolonial Feminist Analysis of Archives: Memories, Bodies & Differential Consciousness panel. Alarcon, W., Benfield, D.M., & Cachola, E., (Co-Panelist). Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/19/2013.
  • Fukushima, A.I. (April 29, 2013). “Asian Migrant Crossings: From Criminality to Victimhood and the Human Trafficking Paradigm.” Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium, Pomona College sponsored by the American Studies Program at Scripps College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/29/2013.
  • Fukushima, A. (2012). “‘Are We on Camera?’ Filmic Representations of the Asian / American Human Trafficked Person.” Changing Boundaries and Reshaping Itineraries: An International Conference on Asian American Expressive Culture. Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. June 9 – 11, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/10/2012.
  • Fukushima A. (2012). “Don’t Be Fooled: U.S. Anti-Trafficking Initiatives & National Security.” Crisis. Global Studies Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara. February 24 – 25, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/25/2012.
  • Fukushima, A. (2012). “Witnessing: The Sex Trafficking of Asians & Latinas/os in the U.S.” Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: Researching Vulnerable Populations 2012 Interdisciplinary Conference. Oregon State University, Corvallis. February 16 – 18, 2012. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/18/2012.
  • Fukushima, A. (2011). “Trauma, (Re)Memory, the Witness: Human Trafficking & California.” Human Trafficking Panel. Sonoma State University. April 27, 2011. Panel, Presented, 04/27/2011.
  • Fukushima, A. (2010). “Conceptualizing Criminalization in the Context of Victim Centered Approaches.” 7th Annual National Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, & Sex Work. Toledo, Ohio University. October 7, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 10/10/2010.
  • Fukushima, A. (2010). “The Juridical and the Discursive: (Re)writing Gendered Bodies Across (De)colonialities.” Latin American Studies Association XXIX International Congress. Hernandez, R. Sanchez, A. & Veronelli, G. (Co-Panelist). Toronto, Canada. October 9, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/09/2010.
  • Fukushima, A. Guest Speaker. “Intergenerational Wisdom: Celebrating out Past, Present, and Future.” Empowering Women of Color Conference. University of California, Berkeley. March 13, 2010. Panel, Presented, 03/13/2010.
  • Fukushima, A. Panelist. “Resisting Militarism and Master Narratives: Foregrounding Land, Community, and Body as Sites of Decolonizing Knowledge.” Decolonizing the University: Fulfilling the Dream of the Third World College. February 27, 2010. University of California, Berkeley. Panel, Presented, 02/27/2010.
  • Fukushima, A. (2008). “Asia Pacific's Silences Revisited: Women, War and (Re) Memory Through Methodology of Transnational Feminism.” The Future of Asian Feminisms Confronting Fundamentalism, Conflict and Neo-liberalism. Kartini Asia Network International Conference, Bali, Indonesia. November 2-5, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2009.
  • Fukushima, A. (2009). “Reconfiguring Trauma and the 21st Century Imaginary: Violence, Resistance, and Healing.” Panel: “Gendering the Human Rights Lens: Military Prostitution, Sexual Violence, and Neoliberalism in the Asia-Pacific.” Redefining Human Rights and Social Justice in the Pacific Rim, Pacific Seminar. University of California, Santa Cruz. June 24-25, 2009. Panel, Presented, 06/24/2009.
  • Fukushima, A. (2009). “Bases, Violence Against Women, Resistance.” Co-panelist: Retired Colonel Ann Wright. February 27 - Security Without Empire. National Organizing Conference on Foreign Military Bases. A Nationwide Organizing Conference. American University, Washington D.C., USA. March 2, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/02/2009.
  • Fukushima, A. (2008). “Silences Revisited: Women, War, and (Re)Memory through a Methodology of Transnational Feminism.” April 11, 2008. Session II (B): In the Transnational Context: Empire, Ethnicity, and Women of Silences. The 2008 Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium on “War, Empire, and Culture” Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. April 11-12, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2008.
  • Fukushima, A. Guest Speaker. “The Inhumanity of Human Trafficking: Anti-Violent Interventions and Transnational Intersectionalities” 18th Annual Asian Pacific Islander Issue Conference – Peeling off the Label. University of California, Berkeley. March 1, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/01/2008.
  • Chatterjee, S., Dorozenski, M., Fukushima, A., Litos, A.T., Maskell, K. & Powell, A. (Founders). (February 20, 2008).“What is the Human in Human Trafficking?" Global Disconnects: The Internet & Human Trafficking. Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery (N. California), End Internet Trafficking Coalition (USA), and Center for Race & Gender (UCB). University of California, Berkeley. Other, Presented, 02/20/2008.
  • Fukushima, A. & Benfield, D.M. (Co-Organizers) (November 10, 2007). “Mobile Aesthetics & Social Movements: Thinkspace.” Out of Time Space Symposium. Visuality & Alterity Working Group, UCB and Collaborators. San Francisco Art Institute. Other, Presented, 11/10/2007.
  • Fukushima, A. Presentation. “Workshop Title: “Imagining Bodies: De-centering Women's Bodies in the Sex Industry, (Re)Centering the Demand.”” March 3, 2007. 22nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC). University of California, Berkeley. Presentation, Presented, 03/03/2007.
  • Fukushima, A. “Bodies Imagined: Race, Gender and Sexual Difference in Sex Industry Advertisements.” Center for Race & Gender. Regis, E. (Co-Panelist). University of California, Berkeley. October 19, 2006. Panel, Presented, 10/09/2006.

Research Statement

Migrant Crossings examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States into informal economies and service industries. Through sociolegal and media analysis of court records, press releases, law enforcement campaigns, film representations, theatre performances, and the law, Annie Isabel Fukushima questions how we understand victimhood, criminality, citizenship, and legality.

Fukushima examines how migrants legally cross into visibility, through frames of citizenship, and narratives of victimhood. She explores the interdisciplinary framing of the role of the law and the legal system, the notion of "perfect victimhood" and iconic victims, and how trafficking subjects are resurrected for contemporary movements as illustrated in visuals, discourse, court records, and policy. Migrant Crossings deeply interrogates what it means to bear witness to migration in these migratory times – and what such migrant crossings mean for subjects who experience violence during or after their crossing.

Previous Research

Dr. Fukushima's research focuses on migration, violence, militarisms, sexual slavery and human trafficking. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research bridges sociolegal analysis with visual studies, cutting across fields of sociology, American studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, and legal studies. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Utah, she earned my Ph.D., in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She was also an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University with the Institute for Research on Women and the Department on Women's and Gender Studies (2013 - 2015).

Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed scholarly journals: Biography (2019), VOCI (Voices): Human Sciences Semi-Annual (2018), Feminist Formations (2016), Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies (2015), and Praxis (formerly Phoebe): Gender & Cultural Critiques (2008) and chapters in edited anthologies and books – Gender: War (2017), Documenting Gendered Violence (2015), Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisioning New Solutions (2014).  As an interdisciplinary scholar, she committed to praxis, therefore she has worked at all levels of organizations, where her expertise is nationally recognized; she has served as an expert witness for human trafficking cases in California and Colorado, provided expert reports for immigration cases submitted to USCIS, and a consultant for national and local organizations, where she recently produced the Grant Management Toolkit for Office for Trafficking in Persons. Her most recent projects have been funded by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (2018) and the Abundance Foundation (2016 – 2017).

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Migratory Times. PI: Annie Fukushima. Co-PI(s): Dalida Maria Benfield. 09/01/2016 - 11/30/2017.

Research Keywords

  • Transnationalism
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Social Movements
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Latinos or Latinas
  • Immigration
  • Gender Issues
  • Decolonial Philosophy
  • Asian-Americans