Elvira Carrizal-Dukes

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Elvira Carrizal-Dukes
Lecturer, Chicano Studies

Elvira Carrizal-Dukes is a Lecturer at UTEP in the Chicano Studies program with a specialization in film and theatre. Her research interests include visual rhetoric, multimodality, rhetorical genre studies, and Border discourse. In an effort to raise community consciousness, her work empowers perspectives not normally seen or heard in mainstream mass media and critically examines the systems and social practices that serve to oppress others. She is a doctoral student at The University of Texas at El Paso in the Rhetoric and Composition program. Elvira studies new media that mixes social justice with multimodal design and multimedia production to communicate messages. She explores the intersection with visual rhetoric, such as video, acting, text, and visual art, and social justice through her production of films, theatre, and comic book projects. Elvira’s work investigates Border discourse through different mediums. Her accomplishments as an educator, rhetorician, scholar, filmmaker, and multimedia artist will be imaginative, fierce, and visual social-issue based projects. Elvira’s work is meant to raise the volume on voices being quelled in our modern society. Elvira was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chaparral, New Mexico. Her short films may be seen at https://vimeo.com/user5100002


  1. Comic Book Writer
  2. Filmmaker
  3. Playwright
  4. Rhetor
  5. Screenwriter


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