Anna Koester Marshall
Ph.D. Candidate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Anna Castillo is a Ph.D. candidate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied as a Morehead-Cain scholar. At Stanford, Castillo’s research focuses on contemporary literature of the Americas, specifically novels and short stories from Chile, Argentina, and Brazil that point to the materiality of sex. Central to her scholarship are new materialism and studies of race, sex, and gender, as well as comparative and digital approaches to language pedagogy. Her qualifying paper entitled “The Trace of an Accent: Translation through Ghostwriting in Budapeste by Chico Buarque” examines the role of ghostwriting as it relates to translation and the globalization of literature. Castillo presented a modified version of the paper at the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2013 conference in Toronto.
Castillo is the student coordinator for the Collaborative Teaching Project, a group of 20 faculty and graduate students who co-teach courses in the humanities and meet regularly to reflect on their experiences and develop their understanding of contemporary humanities pedagogy. She also currently works for the Center for Teaching and Learning as a graduate teaching consultant, a web writer for Teaching Talk, and the student liaison between the Division and the Center for Teaching and Learning.