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Diane Fujino

Diane Fujino is professor of Asian American Studies and former director of the Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara.  Her research examines Japanese and Asian American activist history within an Asian American Radical Tradition as shaped by Black Power and Third World decolonization. 

She is author of Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama (Minnesota Press, 2005); Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance and a Paradoxical Life (Minnesota Press, 2012); and editor of Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader (Minnesota Press, 2009).

Books

  • Black Power Afterlives

    A powerful and wide-ranging collection examining the persistent impact of the Black Panther Party on subsequent liberation struggles.