CPS UCSB farewell talk

At the UCSB McCune Conference Center on June 3, 2015, Celine Parreñas Shimizu delivers a farewell talk dedicated to her son
Lakas Parreñas Shimizu.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu is a film scholar and a filmmaker. Her books are The Feminist Porn Book (The Feminist Press, 2013)Straitjacket Sexualities (Stanford, 2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (Duke, 2007), winner of the 2009 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Dr. Shimizu publishes widely in top journals including Quarterly Review of Film and Videopositions: asia critiqueConcentricJournal of Asian American StudiesSignsSexualitiesYale Journal of Law and FeminismTheatre Journal and Wide AngleProgressive Films and Third World Newsreel distribute Dr. Shimizu’s award-winning films including Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009), The Fact of Asian Women (2004)Super Flip (1997)Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) and Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993). 

Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Distinguished Scholar of Feminist Studies at UCSB and Visiting Professor of Cinema and Sociology (Sexuality) at San Francisco State University. A former Full Professor at the University of California, Celine Parreñas Shimizu currently writes articles and books on race, sexuality and global popular culture and makes films on Asian American gendered lives in the diaspora. Currently, she edits Asian American Cinemas for Oxford Bibliographies Online and serves as the United States Area Editor for the Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures of the Americas Journal for Brill. Online, her columns appear on www.FlowTV.org and www.theyreallsobeautiful.com.




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