Denise Oyuki Castillo


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Denise is a PhD Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a BA from la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and an MA from the University of New Mexico in Hispanic Literature. Her research focuses on the cultural exchange between Europe and America during the early modern period. She is particularly interested in women’s writing, gastronomical practices, fashion, and material cultural studies in Spain and the American Viceroyalties. Additional areas of interest include colonial discourses in contemporary narratives, Hispanic Southwest studies, and border culture theory. Denise is also a teaching assistant for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. She has taught Spanish 101, 203, 204, 226, and 311, and has been discussion leader and grader for Spanish 223.

Research Fellowships and Awards

2022. Dissertation Write Up

2022. Teaching Development Grant

2020. Tinker Nave Field Research Grant

2019. Tinker Nave Field Research Grant

2019. Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese)

2013. Latino/a Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship

2009. Thesis research grant by DELFIN Program