Lynn Fujiwara

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0902
  • Office: 206 Alder Building
  • Office Hours: Summer Term: Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm Canvas Chat app only
  • Departments: Ethnic Studies
  • Interests: Asian American Studies; Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique; Immigration; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Social Policy


Concerned with the drastic increase of forced removals of non-citizens since the policy enactments of post 9/11, Lynn Fujiwara is currently working on a project titled, “The Politics of Removal: Forced Deportations, Exclusion, and the Impact on Immigrant Families.”



  • Mothers without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
  • Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, Co-edited with Shireen Roshanravan (University of Washington Press, 2018)

Selected Articles

  • “Multiplicity, Women of Color Politics, and an Asian/American Feminist Praxis.” In Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, (University of Washington Press, 2018)
  •  “Cambodian Americans and the Politics of Welfare Reform,” in Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures and Identities, ed. Jonathan H. X. Lee. Kendall Hunt Publishing (2010).
  • “The Politics of Citizenship and Entitlement: Immigrants, Welfare, and the Persistence of Poverty.” in The Promise of Welfare Reform: Results or Rhetoric? Eds. Keith M. Kilty and Elizabeth A. Segal (New York: Haworth Press, 2006).
  • Fujiwara, Lynn H. “Mothers without Citizenship: Asian Immigrants and Refugees negotiate Poverty and Hunger in Post Welfare Reform.” Race, Gender and Class, (2005) 12(2):121-141.
  • Reprinted in: Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader (Ed. Zhou with Gatewood, New York University Press, October, 2007).
  • Fujiwara, Lynn H. “Immigrant Rights are Human Rights: The Reframing of Immigrant Entitlement and Welfare,” Social Problems (2005). 52(1):79-101.



Professor Fujiwara received her BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1990, her MA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1993, and her Ph.D in 1999. She joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2000.