Alexandra Hidalgo

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Assistant Professor

Michigan State University

Film and video production, documentary, gender, motherhood, race, immigration, memoir, and cultural rhetorics.

Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State UP, 2017. Web.


Teta (25 minutes, 2017)
This short documentary tells the story of my journey nursing my youngest son, Santiago, for twenty-two months. It has been the official selection at seventeen film festivals and received five film festival awards.


Family Archives and the Rhetoric of Loss.” Provocations: Reconstructing the Archive. Eds. Patrick Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State UP, 2016. Web.


Alto Precio: Love, Loss, and Rebellion in Raising Bilingual Children.” Technoculture: an Online Journal of Technology in Society 6 (2016). Web.


Vanishing Fronteras: A Call for Documentary Filmmaking in Cultural Rhetorics (con la ayuda de Anzaldúa).” Enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 21 (2016). Web.


Vanishing Borders (90 minutes, 2014)
This feature documentary showcases the lives of four immigrant women living in New York City, who transform their communities with their work. It has been the official selection at eleven film festivals and seven universities, received five film festival awards, and been featured on multiple press outlets.


Alexandra Hidalgo is an award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker, whose documentaries have been official selections for film festivals in 12 countries and been screened at universities around the United States, and whose videos and activist writing have been featured on The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, NPR, and Women and Hollywood. She is assistant professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Her video book Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition was published by Computers and Composition Digital Press in 2017. Her academic video essays have been published in Enculturation, Kairos, Technoculture, Itineration, Present Tense, and Peitho. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the digital publication agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmaker and a managing editor for constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space.