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Lynn Fujiwara

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-0902
Office Hours: Fall '22: By appointment only. Email for appointment.
Research Interests: Asian American Studies; Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique; Immigration; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Social Policy


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.


My research centers Asian American feminisms and Women of Color politics. My first book, Mothers Without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform examines the manifestation of the anti-immigrant movement of the eighties and nineties which culminated in sweeping changes to immigration and welfare policies. My scholarship also engages an Asian American feminist politics that is situated in Women of Color feminisms. I co-edited Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics that seeks to understand the complexities and tensions of an Asian American feminist praxis in resistance to heteropatriarchal white supremacist violences that shape the lives and experiences of people of color.  



  • 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.