I am Deborah Castro, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and a research fellow at ITI-LARSyS (Portugal).
In 2016, I received my PhD in Communication at Autonomous University of Barcelona (awarded cum laude) funded by the Spanish Government. During this period, I spent a few months as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, in the US.
Also in 2016, I moved to Portugal as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. There, I was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Madeira (2017-2018).
I came to the Netherlands in 2018 to join the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam as a lecturer (2018-2020). And it is in this country where you can find me now, working on my project “Living in the media“.
More about me
I am curious about people, and all that this complex word involves (e.g. identities, culture, places). I am excited about stories, those that people articulate the very first time they meet you, and also those they only decide to share when they are comfortable enough.
I enjoy listening, observing and dialoguing. I love movement. And exploring. And learning. And teaching. And learning again. When I am not working on my research, you can probably find me exercising, relaxing with a cup of tea, talking to friends and relatives, or practicing watercoloring.