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Mirasol Enríquez

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Radio-Television-Film

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Mirasol Enríquez is the Acting Director of the Moody College's Latino Media Arts & Studies program, and an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Departments of Radio-Television-Film and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. As a film and media scholar and arts administrator, she has devoted her career to community building through film and the arts. Her scholarship focuses on U.S.-based Latina producers of narrative feature films and media production culture, Chicana/o film, representations of race and gender in media, transnational cinema, and activist media and art. Her article, "Josey Faz: Traces of a Tejana in Chicana/o Film History," was recently published in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and she and Dr. Mary Beltrán are co-editing a special issue of Feminist Media Histories on the topic of Latina Media Histories. Dr. Enriquez, a sixth-generation Tejana, has been a community leader in Austin since she and her family moved here in 2015. She has been a guest curator for the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, a board member at Forklift Danceworks, and the Director of Community Media for the Austin Film Society, where she oversaw their education programs and spearheaded the community media program at Austin Public, the community media center AFS manages for the city of Austin.