Caio Nogueira Fontes De Castro

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish & Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Luciano Tosta
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2021
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Caio de Castro is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. He received his M.A. from the University of Kansas Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He was a former Fulbright Portuguese teacher at Florida Memorial University, in Miami. He received a B.A. in Foreign Language - English from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

Teaching Interests

  • Use of technologies
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Visual activities

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American Literature / Cinema
  • Lusophone African literature
  • Capoeira
  • Ethnic Studies

Selected Presentations

Paper presentation: “Olga: Rites of Passage and Gender Relations in Brazilian Society. Fiction and History”. American Portuguese Studies Association – 11th Conference. October 2018 Ann Arbor, MI – U.S.A.

Poster presentation: “Comics As A Catalyst Element Of Interculturality In The ELF Classroom”. The 5th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. May 2012. Istanbul -Turkey. 

Panel presentation: “Comics As A Catalyst Element Of Interculturality In The ELF Classroom”. SLA- Seminar of Applied Linguistics. November 2010. UFBA- Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. 

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