Azucena Castro

Azucena Castro

Post-doc Coordinator

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.




-Postdoctoral Studies in Geography, Universidad de Buenos Aires (2021-2022)

-Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden (2020)

-M.A. Literature- Culture- Media, Lund University, Sweden (2014)

-B.A. Spanish, Lund University, Sweden (2012)

-B.A. and Teacher Training Degree in English, Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina (2005)



-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