Annie Fukushima (F'13-15)
Mellon Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Research on Women (IRW) Scholar, in conjunction with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department
Annie is a 2012 graduate of the Ethnic Studies Department with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where she wrote a dissertation entitled Asian and Latina Migrants in the United States and the Invisible / Visible Paradigm of Human Trafficking. Her work explores the trafficking of Asian and Latinas/os into the United States from countries as diverse as Peru, Korea, and the Phillipines. Using case studies, she explores the shifting meaning of trafficking through a series of dichotomies (such as visibility/invisibility; victimhood/criminality). Her work makes scholarly interventions in the fields of Womens and Gender Studies, American studies, ethnic studies, media studies and law.