As a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Anna Castillo’s pursuit of a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies took her to Bolivia, Mexico, and Costa Rica, where she conducted qualitative research with community activists in healthcare, education, and LGBTIQ rights. After graduating with honors, she was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study Comparative Literature for a year at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and later earned a Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. She arrived at Vanderbilt in 2017 and is currently serving as Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Spanish. 

Contact: a.castillo@vanderbilt.edu


Ph.D., Stanford University
B.A., Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


“Crear o Criar: Maternity and Choice Feminism in Meruane’s Fruta Podrida and Contra los hijos.” Hispanic Review, vol. 87, no. 3, Summer 2019, pp. 355-76.
“Explicit Complicity: A Grindr Narrative.” Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana, vol. 47, no. 2, Fall 2018, pp. 3-14.

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    Anna Castillo researches contemporary Southern Cone literature and film with a particular interest in technology and intimacy. Her current book project on posthuman intimacy asks how advances in technology have changed our love lives and the narratives we tell about them.


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