Celine Parrenas Shimizu

Filmmaker and film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu is professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is well known for her work on race, sexuality, and representation. Her books include Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies and The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/ American Women on Screen and Scene, winner of the 2009 Best Book Prize in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. Distributed by Progressive Films and Third World Newsreel, her films are Mahal Means Love and ExpensiveHer Uprooting Plants HerSuper FlipThe Fact of Asian Women, and Birthright, winner of Best Feature Documentary at the Big Mini DV Festival in 2009. She has published articles in SignsYale Journal of Law and FeminismTheatre Journal, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Wide Angle. For more information, go to www.celineshimizu.com.