PhD candidate in English
M.A. in Intercultural Anglophone Studies (University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2012)
B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics (California State University Dominguez Hills, USA, 2005)
Area of interest
Animal Studies, Environmental Humanities, Narratology, Film Studies
PhD project on contemporary American film
Teaching and tutoring
English A course, Writing and Speaking in English module
English A course, Literature module
Member of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment (EASLCE), its affiliated postgraduate forum Environment, Literature, Culture (ELC), and the research network Literary and Cultural Animal Studies (CLAS)
Articles in journals
Castellanos, M. (2015). European Editor's Introduction. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, vol. 2: 2
Castellanos, M. (2016). Breaking Down What Matters : Welcome to COMpostINGS. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, vol. 4: 1, pp. 60-62.
Chapters in books
Castellanos, M. (2018). Bloodied Waters : Spectator Desire and Viewer Implication in The Cove (2009) and Blackfish (2013). In Underwater Worlds : Sumberged Visions in Science and Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 189-207.
Castellanos, M. (2018). "Constituents of a Chaos" : Whale Bodies and the Zoopoetics of Moby-Dick. In What is Zoopoetics? : Texts, Bodies, Entanglment. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature). pp. 129-148.
Castellanos, M. (2016). Star Trek IV and Environmental Risk : Balancing on Irony's Edge. In America After Nature : Democracy, Culture, Environment. Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter (American Studies - A Monograph Series). pp. 391-404.