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Screening Shirtless AZN Men

April 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Monday, April 25, 2016 – Oberlin College, Wilder 101

Screening Shirtless AZN Men: The Full Frontal Power of Intimate Internet Industries

For the first heterosexual male porn star of Asian descent in the West, Keni Styles’s tumblr project shows the full frontal power of the face so as to increase the representations of diverse Asian and Asian American male sexualities online. In his new video Look, I’m AZN!, filmmaker and scholar Nguyen Tan Hoang gathers the ways in which Asian men use such online gay cruising sites such as grinder to play with the visibility of their racial identity in relation to the sexual practices and partners they desire. This presentation explores how Asian/ American men use the internet to register one’s racial visibility and the particularity of one’s desires to explode their usual ascription as passive and undesirable.
Celine Parreñas Shimizu is a Visiting Professor in Cinema and Sociology (Sexuality) Studies at SFSU. She is author or editor of The Feminist Porn Book (2013), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007). Her films include the feature documentary Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009).


Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Comparative American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, and the Multicultural Resource Center.



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April 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Oberlin College & Conservatory – Wilder 101
101 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH United States
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Celine Parreñas Shimizu speaks on race, sexuality and representation in global popular culture and screens and discusses her films. 

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