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Celine Parrenas Shimizu

Celine Parrenas Shimizu

Professor, School of Cinema, San Francisco State University
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1996
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Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Full Professor of Cinema Studies and Member of the Graduate Faculty in Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. A former Full Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara for 15 years, she is an award-winning film scholar and filmmaker. Her books are The Feminist Porn Book (2013), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007). Distributed by Progressive Films and Third World Newsreel, her films include Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009) and The Fact of Asian Women (2004). She publishes widely in top journals in Film and Performance, Feminist and Asian Cultural Studies such as Cinema JournalConcentric, FrontiersJournal of Asian American StudiesQuarterly Review of Film and VideoSignsSexualitiesTheater JournalWide Angle, and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism

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Currently, she is the Associate Editor for the distinguished journal Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, USA Area Editor for Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures of the Americas (ADVA), and an editor for Oxford Bibliographies Online
She serves as a panelist for the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
 
She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Production and Directing at UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley. 
 
She is currently finishing her new book The Proximity of Other Skins: Ethical Intimacy in Global Cinema (forthcoming from Oxford University Press), making her new film The Celine Archive, recently receiving development grants, and editing a special issue of ADVA with Jerry Miller and Richard T. Rodriguez on “Unwatchable Scenes, Unhappy Spectators: A New Imperative of Representation.” 
 
For more information, go to www.celineshimizu.com.