Celine Parreñas Shimizu

A film scholar and filmmaker, Celine Shimizu is Professor and Director of the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Her work focuses on social theories of power and inequality at the site of race, sexuality and transnationalism. She is the author of PROXIMITY OF OTHER SKINS (2020), STRAITJACKET SEXUALITIES (2012), and THE HYPERSEXUALITY OF RACE (2007) and the co-editor of two anthologies, THE FEMINIST PORN BOOK (2013) and THE UNWATCHABILITY OF WHITENESS (2018). In addition, she has written numerous peer-reviewed articles in the top journals in the fields of cinema, performance, ethnic, feminist, sexuality studies and transnational popular culture in Asia and Asian America. Distributed by Progressive Films, Third World Newsreel, and Women Make Movies, her films include THE FACT OF ASIAN WOMEN (2004), BIRTHRIGHT (2009), and THE CELINE ARCHIVE (2021). (04/21)

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