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Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker, is Dean of the Arts and Distinguished Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She wrote The Proximity of Other Skins (2020), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007) and co-edited The Feminist Porn Book (2013) and The Unwatchability of Whiteness (2018). Her latest film The Celine Archive (2020) won several festival awards. She is currently finishing her next book The Movies of Racial Childhoods, forthcoming from Duke University Press and is in post-production for her next film 80 Years Later: On Japanese American Racial Inheritance in the Aftermath of World War II Family Incarceration. For more, go to www.celineshimizu.com.

 

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Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker, is Dean of the Division of Arts and Distinguished Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She wrote The Proximity of Other Skins (2020), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012), and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007) and co-edited The Feminist Porn Book (2013) and The Unwatchability of Whiteness (2018). Her peer-reviewed articles appear in top journals in cinema, performance, ethnic, feminist, sexuality studies, and transnational popular culture in Asia and Asian America. Her writings are translated to French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Her recent film The Celine Archive (2020) won several festival awards and is distributed by Women Make Movies. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Film Directing and Production from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley. 

 

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Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker, is Dean of the Division of Arts and Distinguished Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She wrote The Proximity of Other Skins (2020), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012), and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007) and co-edited The Feminist Porn Book (2013) and The Unwatchability of Whiteness (2018). Her numerous peer-reviewed articles are published in Amerasia, Cinema Journal, Concentric, Frontiers, Journal of Asian American Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, positions, Signs, Sexualities, Theater Journal, and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Her research received funding from the Social Science Research Council and the Motion Picture Association of America and fellowships from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Her films The Celine Archive (2020), Birthright (2009), Super Flip (1997), Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) and Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993) are distributed by Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel and Progressive Films. She has served as Associate Editor of GLQ and Women Studies International Forum as well as founding USA Editor of Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures. She served as a reviewer for the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her writings have been translated to French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Film Directing and Production from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley. She is currently finishing her next book The Movies of Racial Childhoods, forthcoming from Duke University Press and is in post-production for her next film 80 Years Later: On Japanese American Racial Inheritance in the Aftermath of World War II Family Incarceration. For more, go to www.celineshimizu.com.