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Azucena Castro

Postdoctoral Scholar in Iberian & Latin American Cultures
2022: Postdoctoral Studies in Geography, Universidad de Buenos Aires
2020: Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
2014: M.A., Literature- Culture- Media, Lund University, Sweden
2012: B.A., Spanish, Lund University, Sweden
2005: B.A. and Teacher Training Degree, English, Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina

Azucena Castro is a Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University, participating in the Focal Group materia. Her research centers on the relationship between literature/art and forms of ecological thinking in the Environmental Humanities. Her research on Latin American poetry, art, and visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries combines feminist post-humanism, environmental justice, new materialism, multispecies studies, and ecocriticism. Her postdoctoral project seeks to develop a theoretical conceptualization of ‛multispecies futuring’ in future fictions by analyzing articulations of situated environmental struggles with attunements to interspecies communities in contemporary Latin American science fiction, climate fiction, and speculative genres. Azucena studies how the configuration of ‛futures’ in these future fictions both enact emergent and alternative forms of biocultural rights and offer critical revisions to dominant tales of the future.

Honors & Awards:

  • International Postdoc Fellowship, Swedish Research Council, Sweden (Jan 2022-Dec 2024)
  • Dissertation award for outstanding scientific achievement, Högskoleföreningen Stockholm, Faculty of Humanities, Stockholm University (Dec 2020)


  • 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature and Art
  • Visual Arts and Visual Culture
  • Latin American Environmental Humanities
  • Art and Science
  • Future Studies and Futurity in Literature, Art, and Culture
  • Multispecies Justice



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