Elvira Carrizal-Dukes

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Elvira Carrizal-Dukes

Lecturer, Chicano Studies

Elvira Carrizal Dukes, M.F.A., is a doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Composition program at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she teaches Chicana/o Studies classes in Chicana/o Cinema and Chicana/o Theatre. She received her M.F.A. degree in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York and her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Journalism and Chicano studies with a minor in theatre arts. Elvira served as President of Frontera Retórica, the UTEP chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America. She received a 2018 Digital Media and Composition Institute Fellowship as well as a National Consortium of Environmental Rhetoric & Writing Writer-in-Residence Fellowship. Elvira’s scholarship centers on Chicana/o filmmaking and visual rhetorics. Her research interests include digital rhetoric, user-experience design, and computers and writing. Elvira is the author of graphic novels including A.W.O.L. (DUKEScomics, 2017) and Dukes of Chuco (DUKEScomics, 2018), as well as a play Father’s Shadow / Sombra del Padre (Dramatic Publishing, 2001). She is a filmmaker and the writer, director, and producer of Mariposa (2006) and The Weeping Pimp (2015). She was selected as a research fellow for the UTEP Multilingual User-Experience Research Center directed by Dr. Laura Gonzales. She will be working with social-justice oriented organizations in creating and disseminating their bi– or multilingual content aiming to meet the needs and highlight the assets of linguistically diverse users. 


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


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