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Kassandra Castillo

Kassandra Castillo (she/hers/ella) is a first year PhD student in the American Studies and Culture program at WSU. She hails from the border city of El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. In addition, she received her Master’s degree with distinction in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University in Chicago.

Her research interests include Latinx Feminisms, Women of Color Feminisms, and interrogating public school curriculums and their shortcomings for secondary education students of color. She especially brings into her work the ways in which Latinx scholarship interprets upbringing, culture, traditions, and vast experiences in conversations about healing while simultaneously identifying how they intersect with queerness, gender, oppression, and racism. She hopes to continue interrogating public school curriculums in her doctoral work by centering Latinx scholarship and feminist pedagogy.

In her spare time Kassandra enjoys reading, going on walks with her mini schnauzer Frida, and lifting her mood with music from Bad Bunny.


DePaul University, Chicago Illinois. 2021. Master of Arts with Distinction in Women’s and Gender Studies.
University of Texas at El Paso. 2016. Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies.

Selected Publications:

Castillo, Kassandra. “Book Review: Medicine Stories: Essays for Radicals by Aurora Levins Morales” Frontiers Augmented for Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.

Kassandra Castillo

Ph.D. Student, Teaching Assistant
Thomson Hall 219
509 335 5092