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Updated November 4, 2020

Alexandra Hidalgo

Curriculum Vitae

Michigan State University
Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
434 Farm Lane, Room 265
East Lansing, MI 48824

Academic Appointments

Michigan State University

Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, June 2020-present. (Documentary Production Minor Core Faculty, Chicano/Latino Studies Program Core Faculty, and Center for Gender in Global Context Core Faculty).

Co-Director of The Documentary Laboratory for Creative Non-Fiction Film at Michigan State University. September 2017-present.

Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, August 2013-June 2020.

Purdue University
Graduate Teaching Assistant of English, August 2008-May 2013.

Film Production Company

Sabana Grande Productions, LLC.
Owner, director, producer.


Ph.D. in English
Purdue University, August 2013
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary Area: Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Areas: Digital Rhetoric (Film and Video Concentration), Public Rhetorics

M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Fiction
Naropa University, May 2004
Boulder, Colorado

B.A. in Philosophy
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, June 2000
Athens, Ohio
Magna Cum Laude
Minors: History, French, and Russian

Study Abroad

Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia, March-June 2000
Intensive study of Russian language, literature, art, history, and culture.

Transatlantic Summer Academy
Bonn University, Germany, June-July 1998
Four-week study of the origins and future of the European Union and its impact on Europe’s economic, social, and political welfare.

Institut de Touraine
Tours, France, March-June 1998
Intensive study of French language, literature, art, history, and culture.


Fluency: English, Spanish, French
Reading Proficiency: Russian, Portuguese, Italian

Technical Proficiencies

Film and Video: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie
Web: HTML, CSS, Word Press, Weebly
Design: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Sound: Audacity

Professional Memberships

National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
National Council of Teachers of English.
National Council of Teachers of English’s Latinx Caucus.
Women and Hollywood’s Girls Club.

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Documentaries and Videos
Academic and Online Publications
Editorial, Social Media, and Online Activism
Grants and Awards