Victim Researcher Profile

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Annie Fukushima





University of Utah





Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies


11-20 years


Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is a jointly appointed Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Division and the College of Social Work at University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty of University of Utah, she received her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (2012), and was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University (2013 – 2015). She currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the American Sociological Associations Section on Human Rights. Her scholarly peer reviewed articles appear in Feminist Formations, Frontiers: Journal of Women's Studies and Praxis: Gender & Cultural Critiques. Fukushima's work also has broader appeal appearing in edited anthologies such as The Subject(s) of Human Rights (forthcoming) edited by Schlund-Vials, C. Beauregard, G. and Lee, H.; Documenting Gendered Violence, edited by Cuklanz, L. and McIntosh, H. (2015); and Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisioning New Solutions (2014) edited by Parrenas, R.S. and Hoang, K.K. She has written multiple encyclopedia entries on: comfort women, human trafficking, immigration, and intimacy and race for ABC-Clio, Greenwood Press, and the Gender: War handbook series with MacMillan. Fukushima is working on two book manuscripts. The first is a co-edited volume for the inaugural anthology in edited by Fukushima, Maparyan, Revilla, and Richardson, will be published by Third Woman Press, a Queer and Feminist of Color publisher. And, Migrant Crossings, a sole-authored monograph examines Asians and Latinas/os trafficked in the United States, answering how one crosses into visibility as a trafficking subject (under review). She recently completed Migratory Times, funded by the Abundance Foundation (2016 - 2017), a multi-modality project bridging pedagogies, research, and exhibition where artists, activists and scholars collaborated from the Philippines, South Korea, Colombia, the United States, and Denmark. Fukushima has served as an expert witness on human trafficking in California and Colorado courts, the conference co-chair for the national network of experts working on human trafficking, Freedom Network USA (2015-2017), consultant for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center, evaluator for Office for Victims of Crime funded organizations (2013, 2015, 2016-2017), consultant researcher for the Freedom Network Training Institute Housing Training Assistance Project awarded to the Freedom Network USA funded by Office for Victims of Crime (2018 -2020), and as Principal Investigator conducting a Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment funded by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (2018).


Child Trafficking and Exploitation, Computer/Internet Crimes, Dating Violence (Teen), Domestic and Family Violence, Hate and Bias Crimes, Sexual Abuse or Violence (other than campus sexual assault), Trafficking in Persons


Child victims, LGBTQ victims, Limited English proficiency victims, Men and boys of color, Male victims generally, Immigrants and refugees


Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Training and/or technical assistance


Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Training and/or technical assistance