I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and immigrated to Dayton, Ohio when I was sixteen. I am an award-winning filmmaker, theorist, and editor, 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. I am assistant professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. My video book Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition was published by Computers and Composition Digital Press in 2017. My academic video essays have been published in Enculturation, Kairos, Technoculture, Itineration, Present Tense, and Peitho. I am 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.

Alexandra Hidalgo interviewing her mother

This site aims to present my films, research interests, teaching methods, and digital projects. Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you for visiting.


This website was designed (with my input) by Valeria Obando. The photography featured here was taken by Aidan Tyson, Nathaniel Bowler, Caitlan Spronk, Michelle Mueller, and myself.