Department of Political Science

   Remembering Lee Ann Fujii

Image of Lee Ann Fujii

March 5, 2018

The department is mourning the loss of our friend, colleague, mentor and teacher Lee Ann Fujii who passed away unexpectedly on Friday March 2, 2018. Associate Professor Fujii was a vibrant and much-loved member of our community. Associate Chair and a highly respected scholar of political violence, ethnicity and race, African politics and field methods, she spent 2016 -17 as a Fellow at the Institute for Advance Studies in Princeton, NJ where she was working on a new book on public violence. More information will be posted here as we receive it.

In the meantime, a book of condolences is available in the Political Science main office (Davis 3125) for students, staff, faculty, or community members who wish to pay tribute. 

Here are some reflections about Professor Fujii by her collegues 

Robin Turner, Butler University

Elizabeth Wood, Yale University

Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University

Here are some articles about Professor Fujii:

UTM News

Toronto Star

Duck of Minerva Blog

Russell Sage Foundation

Cornell University Press




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