July 17, 2024


Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s sole-authored books include The Proximity of Other Skins (Oxford, 2020),  Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (Stanford, 2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/ American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke, 2007), winner of the 2009 Best Book Prize in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her next book The Movies of Racial Childhoods is forthcoming from Duke University Press. 

Along with Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley and Mireille Miller-Young, she co-edited The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (The Feminist Press, 2013). She co-edited a special issue of ADVA with J. Reid Miller and Ricky Rodriguez on “The Unwatchability of Whitenesses.” (Brill, 2018)

Her essays are published in top journals such as Signs, Theatre Journal, Wide Angle, Sexualities, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, and The Journal of Asian American Studies. Her work in the digital humanities includes columns for FlowTV.org, blog for the web series They’re All So Beautiful, and respondent for the exhibition catalog for Roger Shimomura’s work at NYU A/P/A Institute in 2013. Her interviews are included in Hyphen Magazine.

She was Associate Editor of Women’s Studies International Forum, edited the “Asian American Cinemas” entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online and served as the U.S. Area Editor for the Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures journal from Brill. She also served as Associate Editor for Gay and Lesbian Quarterly (GLQ) from 2017-2021.