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Migrant Crossings brilliantly dissects our understandings of the plight of Latina and Asian women trafficked into informal economies of sex and service. Combining original analysis of court cases, news accounts, and police reports with the author’s experience as a volunteer counselor, Fukushima reveals a legal system that requires a survivor’s story to fit the model of ‘perfect victimhood’ in order to cross into visibility and be deemed worthy of asylum.”

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley

Migrant Crossings critically examines the framing and impact of the U.S. anti-human trafficking movement. Annie Fukushima explores how our work in the movement is often at odds with our stated objectives and reveals how an individual’s experiences are shaped by a racist, misogynistic, and colonialist history. A deeply important read for all of us working to realize the promise of human rights.”

Jean Bruggeman, Executive Director, Freedom Network USA

Migrant Crossings offers a deeply insightful analysis of the structures of human trafficking. It illustrates linkages between labor migration and human trafficking while convincing readers that vulnerability to human trafficking belongs in a historical continuum of U.S. racial exclusion.”

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, author of Servants of Globalization: Migration and Domestic Work

Scholar



Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute Fellow, 2017
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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013 – 2015

Pedagogies

Beyond Walls Class Project
https://diversity.utah.edu/beyond-walls/

Objects of Resilience (2017)

Collaboration

Transnational Feminist Publication

A Transnational Feminist Collective

Education

Masters & Doctoral Degree
Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Bachelors in American Studies & English, University of Hawaii, Manoa