Elvira Carrizal-Dukes

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Elvira Carrizal-Dukes
Assistant Professor of Practice, Chicano Studies

Dr. Carrizal-Dukes is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Academic Adviser for Chicana/o Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rhetoric and Composition from UTEP, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Journalism and Chicano Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts.She teaches Chicana/o Cinema, Chicana/o Theatre, American Cinema of the US-Mexico Border, The Roots of Latina/o Hip Hop, and Chicano/Latino Music in the U.S. She has also taught Contemporary Hispanic Theatre and Drama, Technical Communication, Cinematic Genres, Screenwriting, Cinematic Directors, Film Theory and Criticism, and Feature Film Production - a Special Topics course. Previously, she was a Tenured Assistant Professor at El Paso Community College where she taught film, video, and media courses.Dr. Carrizal-Dukes received a Knight Fellowship for the PhDigital Bootcamp at the Media Innovation Lab Texas State University, a Cindy and Dickie Selfe Fellowship for The Digital Media and Composition Institute at The Ohio State University, and a National Consortium of Environmental Rhetoric & Writing Writer-in-Residence Fellowship and was a research fellow for the UTEP Multilingual User-Experience Research Center. Her work centers the lives of women and racially and economically disadvantaged people. She is a filmmaker and the writer, director, and producer of Mariposa (2006) and The Weeping Pimp (2015) and the author of the play Father’s Shadow / Sombra del Padre (Dramatic Publishing, 2001) winner of the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival Si TV Playwriting Award and Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Fellowship. Other produced plays written by Dr. Carrizal-Dukes include Escaping Juarez, P.I.G. (Pimps, Illegals, Gangsters), Silencio No Mas, and Border Ballad Twinkle Toe Patrol: A Chicanx Musical.She is the author of the graphic novel A.W.O.L. (DUKEScomics, 2017). A.W.O.L. was exhibited at Tokyo Comic Con in 2018 and is available in English, Japanese, and Spanish.Website: www.dukescomics.comShe/Her/Herself/Ella pronouns


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