Maria Auxiliadora Castillo Soto

PhD Candidate
Gender Studies
Gender Studies

PhD Candidate in the EU-HORIZON MSCA Doctoral Network "European Literatures and Gender from a Transnational Perspective," which brings together literary and gender studies, as well as transnational studies, translation studies, migration studies and European studies. EUTERPE is a collaboration of Central European University Vienna, University of Oviedo, University of Granada, University of York, University of Coventry, University of Lodz, University of Bolgona and Utrecht University.

Within this project there is a co-produced open-source Dictionary of Transnational Women’s Literature in Europe with key concepts and bio-bibliographic entries on leading representatives of the field; and a Digital Catalogue and Podcast Library, which will make accessible all relevant material collected during the creation of the Dictionary.

Conference Presentations:

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Immigration through the Mexican and American borders,” Common Room: On the Road Conference, The State University of Applied Sciences in Plock, Plock, Poland, 2018. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Spreading Hispanic Culture through Language and Activities: Delta Tau’s New Perspectives,” 100th Annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2018. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Second Language Learning and the (Re)construction of the Identity,” II International Conference on New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 2018. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Hypermodernity in Amor, Curiosidad, Prozac y Dudas by Lucía Etxebarría,” International Conference on Gender Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 2017. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Estados intersexuales en el Ángel de Sodoma,” KFLC, Kentucky University, Lexington, KY, United States, 2017. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Innovating the Teaching of Phrasal Verbs in the Classroom,” WVTESOL, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, 2017. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. ““I’m only taking this class because it’s required”: The Challenge  of Student Motivation in a Mandatory Language Class,” WVFLTA, West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV, United States, 2016. 

Castillo Soto, M. A. “Balancing Explicit and Implicit Grammar Instruction in the ESL Classroom through Authentic Materials,” WVTESOL, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, United States, 2016.