After receiving her PhD at Vanderbilt University, Anne Margaret Castro was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Literature of the Black Americas at the University of Oxford. Her monographThe Sacred Act of Reading: Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature was published with University of Virginia's New World Press in January of 2020. She has had articles published in the Journal of West Indian Literature and the Afro-Hispanic Review, and will have an article published in Religion and Literature in 2023. Dr. Castro received the CASE Faculty award for Teaching in 2019 and for Research in 2021.
Anne Margaret Castro's research operates at the intersections of several fields, including Postcolonial, Caribbean, Afro-diasporic, Latin American, Latinx, and Hemispheric American literature; performance studies, and critical theory. In both her research and teaching, Dr. Castro encourages intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, performance, popular culture, and other media. Anne Margaret Castro 's research brings together studies in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, anthropology, translation, philosophy, and political theory.