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Annie Fukushima

ANNIE FUKUSHIMA is a doctoral student in Ethnic Studies and a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women & Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2004, Fukushima graduated from the University of Hawaii with High Honors in American Studies and English. She also coordinated/directed grass root anti-trafficking initiatives in Hawaii and in the Bay Area (2004-2006). As a scholar activist she is currently the Programs Coordinator for Narika at Berkeley, a student outreach and educational program on issues of sex exploitation, domestic abuse, human trafficking and intersecting violences that impact the community. Fukushima also co-organizes the San Francisco Fight Human Trafficking Meet Up, a grassroots meet up whose goal is to fight human trafficking through education. She also volunteers with Asian Women's Shelter, San Francisco and serves as the Board of Advisor for Chinese Adoptee Links International. She is also works to support an international connection, Women for Genuine Security. Her scholarly activism also includes her participation in various working groups including: The Visuality & Alterity Working Group and the Graduate Asian Pacific Islander Collective. Research Interest: social movement formations through the lens of human trafficking; transnational feminism; gender and migration; visual culture and social movements.