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Anna Koester Marshall


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Feminist and Queer Theory
Latina/o Literature
21st century latin american literature
20th century latin american literature

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.

Courses taught:

  • First-Year Spanish, First Quarter; Stanford University (Fall 2012)
  • First-Year Spanish, Second Quarter; Stanford University (Winter 2013)
  • First-Year Accelearted Spanish, Second Quarter; Stanford University (Summer 2014)
  • First-Year Accelerated Portuguese, First Quarter; Stanford University (Spring 2013)
  • English 101B: Composition; Patten University at San Quentin (Team-taught, Summer 2013)
  • First-Year Accelerated Portuguese, Second Quarter; Stanford University (Fall 2013)
  • Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives; Stanford University (Co-taught with Héctor Hoyos, Fall 2013)
  • Critical Perspectives on Technology; Stanford University (Co-taught with Héctor Hoyos, Winter 2014)