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Heather Castro

Professor, Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts
Heather L. Castro is a historian of European and American art and film of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a specialization in the history of the grotesque and cultural trauma. Her research and teaching cover a wide range of material to address issues of spectatorship, social history, and the intersection of elite and popular forms of expression. She is currently preparing a book-length study on the zombie in art and film, with a specific emphasis on the viewer’s psychological response to the monster during times of social crisis.

PhD, Art History, Temple University, 2021
MA, Art History, University of Louisville, 2009