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About

I am an award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker, writer, theorist, memoirist, and editor whose documentaries have been official selections for film festivals in 15 countries and been screened at universities around the United States. I am the recipient of the inaugural “Carole Joyce Award for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling” from From the Heart Productions. My videos and writing have been featured on The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, NPR, The Criterion Collection, and Women and Hollywood. I have a PhD in English from Purdue University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University, and I’m associate professor and Crow Chair of English at the University of Pittsburgh. My video book Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition received the 2018 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. My academic video essays have been published in Kairos, Enculturation, Present Tense, and Peitho, among others. My video essay “Motherhood on the Screen” received the 2020 Kairos Best Webtext Award. I am the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the digital publication agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers and of the peer-reviewed journal constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space.

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