I am Deborah Castro, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen (The Netherlands). I am also 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.