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. She is also the César Chávez Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College. Her work traces the intersections of industrial agriculture, police militarization, and incarceration in Salinas Valley, California. 

Christine 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 educational access and equity for low-income, first-generation, and migrant students. In keeping with this commitment, she has taught adult education, Upward Bound, and community college students in California and Texas. 

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