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. 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 Advanced 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 condolence is available at reception (Room 3018) for anyone wishing to pay tribute.
Further tributes include:
Erin Tolley on the “Duck of Minerva” Blog: http://duckofminerva.com/2018/03/remembering-lee-ann-fujii-a-friend-and-a-fighter.html
Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/03/08/classroom-was-like-a-stage-for-u-of-t-associate-professor-lee-ann-fujii.html
Russell Sage Foundation: http://www.russellsage.org/remembering-lee-ann-fujii
Cornell University Press: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CornellPress/posts/
The Bulletin Brief posted a 2016 article when Lee Ann spoke to U of T News about her love of research and about teaching her senior seminar on race and violence.