Mirasol Enríquez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film and the Director of the Latino Media Arts & Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarship focuses on U.S.-based Latina filmmakers, media production culture, Chicana/o film, and representations of race and gender in media. Her work has appeared in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies and Feminist Media Histories, and she is author of a chapter on Real Women Have Curves, which will be included in the forthcoming Routledge collection, Screening American Independent Film, co-edited by Wyatt Phillips and Justin Wyatt.
As a film and media scholar and an arts administrator, Dr. Enríquez has devoted her career to community building through film and the arts. She is a sixth-generation Tejana and has been a community leader in Austin, Texas, 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.