American Studies
American Studies

Christine Castro

Doctoral Student



Agricultural Labor Movements; Violence and incarceration in rural spaces; Race and capitalism; Chicanx/Latinx Studies


Christine Castro is a former migrant student and current Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work traces the intersections of industrial agriculture, police militarization, and incarceration in Salinas Valley, California. She is currently a César Chávez Fellow in the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College.

She received her B.A. in Integrated Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay and her M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. Informed by her experience in the Migrant Education Program and California State University system, Christine is committed to work that increases access to education for low-income, first-generation, and migrant students. In addition to her TA and SI experience at UT Austin, she has taught adult education classes in Salinas, CA, Upward Bound high school students in San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX, and community college students in central TX. 

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