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Tuesday at Noon: The Hypersexuality of Race

Posted by UCSB Library on May 15, 2008

“The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene”
Faculty conversation for Asian/Pacific Americans Heritage month
Another in a series of “Meet our faculty: highlights of current research”

Dr. Celine Shimizu
UCSB’s Dept. of Asian American Studies

Tuesday, May 20, 12-1pm
Serials Reading Room, Davidson Library, 1st floor

In “The Hypersexuality of Race,” Celine Parreas Shimizu urges a shift in thinking about sexualized depictions of Asian/American women in film, video, and theatrical productions. Shimizu advocates moving beyond denunciations of sexualized representations of Asian/American women as necessarily demeaning or negative and argues for a more nuanced approach to the mysterious mix of pleasure, pain, and power in performances of race and sexuality.

Celine Parreas Shimizu is Associate Professor of Asian American, Film, and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an award-winning filmmaker. Her publications include articles in Theatre Journal, Wide Angle, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society.
Please join us on the 20th!


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