Dr. Fukushima has given talks/offered presentations/lectured on issues related to violence, race, and gender since 2004. Interested in having Dr. Fukushima give a talk? Visit the Contact form or email anniefukushima[at]gmail[dot]com

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“An American Haunting: From Exclusions to the Ghost Case.” American Studies Colloquium. Respondent: Dr. Kathy Lopez. Rutgers University, April 30, 2014.

“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, April 29, 2013.

International Delegate, USA. Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights / CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao. 7th Meeting of the International Network of Women Against Militarism. University of Guam, Mangilao. September 14 – 19, 2009.

“Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery: Critical Gaps and Prospects for Change.” T. March Bell, Mohamed Mattar, and Benjamin Skinner, Speakers. Graduate School of International Studies 2008 Spring Symposium. University of Colorado, Denver. April 12, 2008.

“Transnational Methods & Critical Race Lens: Deconstructing racism in global sex industry Through the Experience of Asian (American) Sex-Exploitation/Trafficking.” Melissa Farley and Norma Hotaling, Speakers. Human Sex Trafficking: Raising Awareness in Social Service Communities. San Francisco State University. March 12, 2007.


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Panelist. Co-Panelist: Dayna Chaman, Manoucheka Celeste, Julietta Hua, and Angharad Valdivia, chaired by Ralina Joseph. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Watching in Pain and Pleasure: Representing Women of Color on Screens, American Studies Association, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, November 6 – 9, 2014.

Paper Presenter. “Caged, Bound, and Shackled: Diasporan Crossings and the Tethering of Subjects to Anti-Violence Iconographies.” Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute, Ohio State university. Summer 2014.

Panelist. “Remembering and Witnessing an American Haunting in the Chinese Ghost Case / ‘Blessing Scam’” Panel Title: Language in Asian/American Performance and Translation Studies. Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2014.

Roundtable participant. “Teaching Militarism, Demilitarizing the Classroom.” National Association for Ethnic Studies conference 42nd Annual Conference, Research as Ceremony, Decolonizing Ethnic Studies, April 3 – 5, 2014.

Panelist and Panel organizer. “Cultures of Crossing & Servitude: Tracing an Archive of Raced and Gendered Subjects.” Panel title: Cultures of Intimacy, Debt, & Servitude. Panelist: Tamara C. Ho, Julietta Hua. Chair: Felicity Amaya Schaeffer. American Studies Association Conference, 2013, “Social Movements in an Age of Debt,” Washington D.C. November 21 – 24, 2013.

Panelist. “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. Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference, 2013.

Annie Fukushima. Panelist. “‘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.

Panelist. “Don’t Be Fooled: U.S. Anti-Trafficking Initiatives & National Security.” Crisis. Global Studies Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara. February 24 – 25, 2012.

Panelist. “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.

Panelist. “Trauma, (Re)Memory, the Witness: Human Trafficking & California.” Human Trafficking Panel. Sonoma State University. April 27, 2011.

Panelist. “The Juridical and the Discursive: (Re)writing Gendered Bodies Across (De)colonialities.” Latin American Studies Association XXIX International Congress. Toronto, Canada. October 9, 2010.

Panelist. “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.

Panelist. “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.

Panelist. “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.

Panelist. “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.

Panelist. “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.

Paper Presentation. “Bodies Imagined: Race, Gender and Sexual Difference in Sex Industry Advertisements.” Center for Race & Gender. University of California, Berkeley. October 19, 2006.

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Organizer and Paper Presenter. From the Asia-Pacific to the Americas: Bridging Communities and Everyday Militarisms. In collaboration with Asian Languages and Culture and Rutgers Libraries, Rutgers University. December 4, 2014.

Organizer and Panelist. “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. February 20, 2008.

Organizer and Moderator. “Mobile Aesthetics & Social Movements: Thinkspace.” Out of Time Space Symposium. Visuality & Alterity Working Group, UCB and Collaborators. San Francisco Art Institute. November 10, 2007.

Organizer and Moderator. “Pacific Islander Women & The Movement: Defining & Rearticulating PI in the 21st Century”. Graduate Asian Pacific Islander Collective Fall 2007 Conversation Series. University of California, Berkeley. October 29, 2007.

Organizer and Moderator. “The 40th Anniversary of the Coining of ‘Asian American’: (Re)Defining Community.” Graduate Asian Pacific Islander Collective Fall 2007 Conversation Series. University of California, Berkeley. September 25, 2007.


“Consultant Spotlight on Annie Fukushima.” Office for Victims of Crime. January 2013: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspSpotlightGallery_Ind.cfm?cs=aFukushima

“The Feministing Five: Annie Fukushima.” Interviewer: Anna. Feministing, October 23, 2011.

“Human Trafficking Conference.” Host: Scott Shafer. KQED Radio, NPR: January 20, 2011: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201101200900

“Human Trafficking.” Host David Kay. Real Law Radio, Ohio. September 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