Anne Margaret Castro is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literatures of the Black Americas. She received her MA and PhD in English from Vanderbilt University, specializing in Anglophone and Hispanophone American theater and literature. Her doctoral dissertation, The Sacred Act of Reading: Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature analyzes how authors of the Black Americas theorize socio-political power through religious phenomena.
At Oxford, Anne is currently working on her second book-length project, Staging Movements: Afro-Diasporic Literatures of Containment in the Americas. This project explores the methods by which Black authors employ the generic conventions of prose, theater, and poetry to theorize both physical and abstract movements within conceptual and material frameworks of containment and repression.
“Sounding Out Spirit Thievery in Erna Brodber’s Myal.” Journal of West Indian Literature, 23.1/2. November 2015. 106-20.
“Caribbean Collusion: Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, and the New Yorker Fiction Podcast.” Afro-Hispanic Review, 32.2, Fall 2013. 11-26.
(with Ifeoma Nwankwo). “Errol John,” Dictionary of Afro-Latin Biography, Oxford UP.
---. “María de los Reyes Castilo Bueno “Reyita,” Dictionary of Afro-Latin Biography, Oxford UP.