Alexandra Hidalgo was born in Caracas, Venezuela and immigrated to the United States when she was 16. She is assistant professor at the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Her documentaries have screened at film festivals in the United States, Indonesia, India, England, and Canada and her videos have been featured on IndieWire, NPR, and MSU Today, as well as other publications. Her scholarship has been published in Enculturation, Itineration, Peitho, and Interdisciplinary Humanities, among others. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of agnès films, a website that supports the work of women and feminist filmmakers.