Maria Auxiliadora Castillo Soto

PhD Candidate
Gender Studies
Gender Studies

María Auxiliadora (Auxi) Castillo Soto is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Culture Studies, more specifically in Literary and Gender Studies. She is part of the EUTERPE Project: European Literatures and Gender from a Transnational Perspective, and conducts her research as part of the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG). For this project, she analyzes how European belonging and identification is challenged by transnational life stories experienced and shared by migrants or refugees based in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The project focuses on the analysis of non-fictional autobiographical works written by self-identified women authors published in recent years. This research is supervised by Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi and dr. Birgit Kaiser from Utrecht university and dr. Katherine Wimpenny and dr. Jaya Jacobo from Coventry University; and it is financed by Marie Sklodowska–Curie Actions and the Doctoral Network (MSCA DN).



Euterpe | European Literatures And Gender From A Transnational Perspective (

EUTERPE: European Literatures and Gender from a Transnational Perspective | Central European University (

Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies – Faculty of Humanities (