American Studies COLLOQUIUM: An American Haunting: From Exclusions to the Ghost Case 4/30/14

COLLOQUIUM: An American Haunting: From Exclusions to the Ghost Case
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:45am – 01:15pm
Presented by Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima,
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in Women’s and Gender Studies
Response: Prof. Kathy Lopez, History and LHCS
Ruth Adams Seminar Room 018
Douglass Campus

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 11:45-1:15 | Lunch served | Paper will be pre-circulated

To RSVP, please email Liz Reilly elreilly@amst.rutgers.edu

The paper is premised on Dr. Fukushima’s role as an expert witness in a case that has multiple names: “Chinese blessing fraud,” “Street scam” and the “Chinese Ghost Case.” Fukushima grapples with the ghosts that haunt anti-violence narratives through examining the “Ghost Case.” The Ghost case is a part of a genealogy of events  (i.e., exclusions, the coolie laborer, sexual slavery, human smuggling and Golden Venture, U.S. v. Kil Soo Lee, and Fang Ping Ding). Dr. Fukushima’s research employs media, legal, and sociological analysis of the ghosts in the media and legal coverage of human trafficking – the ghosts of immigration, human trafficking and violence.  As migrants cross into visibility in the U.S. legal system, their legibility is made possible by how they are witnessed, narrated, and tethered to being seen as victims/criminals, citizen/noncitizens, and illegal/legal.

Annie Isabel Fukushima, Ph.D. is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in Women’s and Gender Studies and with the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University (2013 – 2015). Fukushima received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley. More about Dr. Fukushima: anniefukushima.com

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Location Ruth Adams Building 018 Douglass

http://amerstudies.rutgers.edu/news-and-events/upcoming-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/04/30/143/-/colloquium-an-american-haunting-from-exclusions-to-the-ghost-case

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