Academic and Online Publications

Works in Progress

Academic Motherhood. This in-progress feature academic documentary explores the experiences of seven mothers in the Rhetoric and Composition discipline, examining the strategies they use to cope with academic and motherhood demands.

Así Somos: Rhetoricians’ Digital Memoirs. This in-progress video book features interviews with rhetoricians who publish peer-reviewed scholarship in digital media (video, podcast, webtexts) in order to analyze the role of digital memoirs in our field.

The William and Santiago Series. This in-progress series of interconnected short and feature films examines motherhood, the relationship between brothers, bilingual literacy, and the hybrid identities of the children of immigrants.

Books

Hidalgo, Alexandra, editor. Pixelating the Self: Digital Feminist Memoirs. Enculturation Intermezzo, 2018.

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

Cámara Retórica Award

2018 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Cámara Retórica Reviews

Ramírez, Alejandra. “Book Review: Hidalgo’s Cámara Retórica.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 7, no. 1.

Ribero, Ana Milena. “A Review of Alexandra Hidalgo’s Cámara Retórica.” Enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, vol. 24, 2017.

Johnson, Lucy A. “Review Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition by Alexandra Hidalgo.” Peitho: Journal of The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, vol. 20, no. 2, Summer/Spring 2018.

Cámara Retórica Interviews

Adams, Megan. “Go Make Movies: An Interview with Alexandra Hidalgo.” Computers and Composition Online. 2017.

O’Leary, Barbara Ann. “Alexandra Hidalgo: Feminist Visionary.” Directed by Women. 7 April 2017.

Cámara Retórica Press

Dougherty, Ariel. “New Funding to Spotlight Women’s Many Historic Roles in Filmmaking.” Philanthropy Women. 4 April 2019.

Wheeler, Kelly. “Revisiting Familiar Places and Exploring New Spaces: Alexandra Hidalgo and Digital Works that Matter.” Computers and Composition Digital Press Blog. 25 July 2018.

Medina, Cruz. “Alexandra Hidalgo’s Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition.” Academia de Cruz. 11 Sept. 2017.

MSU’S Hidalgo Publishes Unique Interconnected Video Essay ‘Book’.” Research@MSU. 2017.

Professor Publishes First Ever Video Book.” College of Arts and Letters News. 28 July 2017.

Alexandra Hidalgo’s Cámara Retórica Video Book Published by Computers and Composition Digital Press.” MSU WRAC. 3 June 2017.

Juhasz, Alexandra. “#16: practice strategic contemplation, #100hardtruths-#fakenews.” Media Praxis: Integrating Media Theory, Practice and Politics. 23 February 2017.

Special Journal Issues

Race, Rhetoric, and the State Special Issue.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society. Edited by Alexandra Hidalgo and Donnie Johnson Sackey, vol. 5 no. 2. Fall 2015.

Refereed Journal Articles

Hidalgo, Alexandra, Hannah Countryman and Jessica Kukla. “Curating a Technofeminist Space: Feminist Practices in Editing Online Publications.” TechnoFeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures, Special Issue of Computers and Composition Online. 2019.

Motherhood on the Screen: An Exploration of Wounds Opened and Closed Through Home Video.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 23, no. 2. 2019.

Creating our Pasts Together: A Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Memoir.” Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 2, no. 1, 2018.

Hidalgo, Alexandra and Katie Grimes. “A Feminist Approach to Social Media.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 12, no. 2. 2017.

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

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

Hidalgo, Alexandra and Kendall Leon. “Rhetoric, Multimedia Technology, and the Service-Learning Classroom”. Interdisciplinary Humanities, Fall 2012, pp. 41-55.

National Identity, Normalization, and Equilibrium: The Rhetoric of Breast Implants in Venezuela.” Enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, vol. 13, 2012.

Press

“National Identity, Normalization, and Equilibrium” was featured on: Batansky, Jason. “Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants.” The Daily Beast. 16 Sep. 2014.

“Group Work and Autonomy: Empowering the Working-Class Student.” Open Words: Access and English Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, Fall 2008, pp. 3-23.

Invited Journal Articles

“Adventures in Collaborative Documentary Editing Across Continents, or How I Learned to Make Better Movies.” Composition Studies, vol. 47, no. 1, Spring 2019.

Powell, Malea and Alexandra Hidalgo. “Welcome to constellations: a kind of storied introduction.” Constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing place, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 2019.

Hidalgo, Alexandra and Donnie Johnson Sackey. “Introduction to Race, Rhetoric, and the State Special Issue.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society vol. 5, no. 2, Fall 2015.

Book Chapters

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

“Unstoppable Force: Maternal Power and Feminism in the Harry Potter Series and its Film Adaptations.” Hermione Granger Saves the World: Essays on the Feminist Heroine of Hogwarts, edited by Christopher Bell, Jefferson: McFarland, 2012, pp. 66-86.

“Bare Life, Bridges, and Nodes: Race in the Twilight Saga and its Film Adaptations.” Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the Twilight Series, edited by Anne Morey, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012, pp. 79-94.

Elder, Cristyn L., Pinkert, Laurie A., and Hidalgo, Alexandra. “We Wanted to Have an Open and Welcoming Space: An Interview with Malea Powell”. Listening to our Elders: Writing and Working for Change, edited by Samantha Blackmon, Cristina Kirklighter, and Steve Parks, Logan: Utah State UP, 2011, pp. 6-20.

Published Roundtable

Bohdanowicz, Sofia, Leone, Caroline, de Bruyn, Indra, and Hidalgo, Alexandra. “The Gift of Collaboration: A Roundtable of Agnès Varda”. Cléo: a journal of film and feminism vol. 6, no. 1, 2018.

Reviews

Review of Rhodes and Alexander’s Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self.” Enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture vol. 23. 2016.

Review of Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 20 Oct. 2013.

Review of Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 4 Oct. 2013.

Review of 37 Stories about Leaving Home, dir. Shelly Silver, Between: Living in the Hyphen, dir. Anne Marie Nakagawa, and Same Same, but Different, dir. Rosylyn Rhee.” Films for the Feminist Classroom, vol. 2, no.1 Spring 2010.

Interviews (As Interviewee)

(See Books, Social Media Campaigns, and General Interest Documentaries sections for project-based interviews)

Alexandra Hidalgo – The Art of Storytelling Through Film.” The Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast from Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters. Feb. 2019.

alexandra hidalgo.” cinéwomen: women’s cinema & performing arts, vol. 15, Jan. 2016.

Mayer, Sophie. “Interview: Alexandra Hidalgo.” Raising Films: Making Babies, Making Films, Making Change. 31 July 2015.

Interviews (As Interviewer)

Interview with Shakti Bhagchandani, Writer and Director of How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 19 March 2019.

Interview with Rennea Couttenye, Co-Director and Writer of Arpa, Cuatro, Maraca y Tambor.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 16 December 2018.

Interview with Mandy Looney and Mike Madigan, Filmmakers and Co-Founders of the Detroit SheTown Film Festival.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 19 November 2018.

Interview with Jordan Fassina, Writer and Protagonist of That Thing I Had That One Time.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 11 October 2018.

Interview with Jen Senko, Director, Producer, and Writer of The Brainwashing of My Dad.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 19 February 2018.

Interview with Elise Conklin and Jenna Ange, Co-Directors of From Flint: Voices from a Poisoned City.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 1 August 2017.

Interview with Ariel Dougherty, Co-Founder of Women Make Movies.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 30 March 2017.

Interview with Pamela Green, Director and Producer of Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 14 July 2016.

Interview with Barbara Ann O’Leary, Catalyst for #DirectedbyWomen.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 2 June 2016.

Interview with María Pérez Escalá and Anne von Petersdorff, Directors and Producers of Wanderlust.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 12 May. 2015.

Interview with Melanie Wise, Founder of the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 26 Oct. 2015.

Interview with Hanna Polak, Director and Producer of Something Better to Come.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 26 Oct. 2015.

Featured Member Interview with Aurora Guerrero.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 9 Oct. 2015.

Interview with Eleanor Wilson and Mica Bradley from Everything All at Once.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 25 Aug. 2015.

Interview with Sarah Fletcher and Leah McKendrick, Writers and Producers of The Girl in the Green Dress.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 20 July 2015.

Featured Filmmaker Interview with Marie Ullrich.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 26 May 2015.

Interview with Phiamma Elias, Writer and Director of HOMESKILLET.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 21 May 2015.

Interview with Donna McRae, Director and Producer of Cobby.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 8 May 2015.

Interview with Karen Skloss, Director and Co-Writer of The Honor Farm.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 20 Dec. 2014.

Featured Filmmaker Interview with Patricia Perez.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 28 March 2014.

Hidalgo, Alexandra. “Interview with Jillian Arnold, director of Badala.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 13 March 2014.

Interview with Christine Vachon, Producer of Kill Your Darlings.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 10 Jan. 2014.

Interview with Daniella Daemy, Director of Ava.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 27 Nov. 2013.

Interview with Barb Morrison, Score Composer for Concussion.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 25 Oct. 2013.

Featured Filmmaker Interview with Rosylyn Rhee.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 27 Sept. 2010.

Profiles

Hanna Kielar. “WRA891 Academic Memoirs Across Media.” MSU WRAC. Dec. 2015.

Meet WRAC Faculty Alexandra Hidalgo.” MSU WRAC. 24. Nov. 2015.

Online Articles and Blog Posts

Bidding Farewell to Our Godmother, Agnès Varda.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 3 March 2019.

Hidalgo, Alexandra and Lucy Johnson. “Presentes y Cambiando el Mundo: A Snapshot of Latinx Presentations at the 2018 Cultural Rhetorics Conference.” NCTE Latinx Caucus Website. 10 Dec. 2018.

Ten Strategies for Creating Gender Equality I Learned at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 4 Nov. 2018.

Bonding Through Stories: New Invigorating Avenues for Mothers in Rhetoric and Composition.” NCTE Mothers in Rhetoric and Composition Website. 11 Sept. 2018.

Six Tips for Making a Micro-Budget Feature You Can Be Proud Of.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 1 Oct. 2014.

Bonding Through Stories: New Invigorating Avenues for Mothers in Rhetoric and Composition.” NCTE Latinx Caucus Website. 10 Dec. 2018.

Briggs, Timothy, Laura Gonzales, Alexandra Hidalgo, Casey Miles, and Crystal VanKooten “Musings on participating on the panel ‘A Video Making Extravaganza Answering the Question What Is Free?’ at WIDE/EMU 2013.” Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaboratory. 1 Jan. 2014.

Mirrors, Rage, and Feminism: Sauntering Through Agnès Varda’s World.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 22 April 2010.

If Only I’d Known Then… Adventures and Misadventures of a First-Time Filmmaker.” agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers. 22 April 2010.

Monthly Newsletter

Bilingual community letter for my film production company Sabana Grande Productions. April 2018 – present.

Participation in Research Groups

Film and Video Production Research Cluster
Michigan State University, March 2015 – May 2016

Creative Writing

Fiction Publications

“You Know Better.” Basta: 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence. Ed. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti. Reno: Latino Research Center/University of Nevada, Reno, 2017, 103.

“The Upstairs Belongs to the Women.” One Less: Art on the Range: Collection(s) vol. 2, Winter 2005, 50-54.

“Rosemary Queen of England.” One Less: Art on the Range: Home 1 (Spring 2005): 75-77.         

“Just A Lot of Empty Space.” West Wind Review 23 (2004): 60-64.

“A True Lady.” Bombay Gin 30 (2004): 149-154.

Readings

Sankofa Fine Arts Plus Fundraiser, featured reader. Cleveland, Ohio, 2004.

Espíritu Latino. Naropa University, 2004.

Spring Student Reading. Naropa University, 2004.

Scholarship Winners Reading. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2003.

Spring Student Reading. Naropa University, 2003.

Student Reading. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2002.

Flying Solo: A Reading of New Monologue Plays. Ohio University, 1995.