December 2, 2021


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.

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).

Her essays are published in top journals such as SignsTheatre Journal, Wide Angle, SexualitiesYale Journal of Law and Feminism, and The Journal of Asian American Studies. Her work in the digital humanities includes columns for, 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 recently published an article on Ramona Diaz’s new film Don’t Stop Believin: Everyman’s Journey (2012) in Concentric. (Click here to view/download!)

She was Associate Editor of Women’s Studies International Forum. Currently, she writes and edits the “Asian American Cinemas” entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online and serves as the U.S. Area Editor for the Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures journal from Brill. She served as Associate Editor for Gay and Lesbian Quarterly (GLQ) and edited a special issue of ADVA with J. Reid Miller and Ricky Rodriguez on “Unwatchable Scenes, Unhappy Spectators: A New Imperative of Representation.” (2018)