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Book Launch & Panel: Migrant Crossings
July 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT
Join us online for the book launch of Migrant Crossings with author Annie Isabel Fukushima! Dr. Fukushima along with panelists Carolyn Kim, Hediana Utarti, and Cindy Liou will gather for a discussion on human trafficking.
Migrant Crossings examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States into informal economies and service industries. Through sociolegal and media analysis of court records, press releases, law enforcement campaigns, film representations, theatre performances, and the law, Annie Isabel Fukushima questions how we understand victimhood, criminality, citizenship, and legality.
Migrant Crossings deeply interrogates what it means to bear witness to migration in these migratory times—and what such migrant crossings mean for subjects who experience violence during or after their crossing.
About the Author
Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Division in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah. Her research covers issues of migration, violence, race, gender, and witnessing and her expertise is recognized across the U.S. Dr. Fukushima’s scholarly works appear in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She values praxis, having implemented community-based research projects and served as an expert witness on human trafficking for immigration, civil, and criminal cases in multiple US states, including California.