Carla Castaño, Ph.D.
Carla Castaño, Ph.D. holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from Purdue University. She teaches all levels of Spanish language courses, as well as Latin American History and Culture, Latin America Literature, and COL 111: First Year Experience. What Dr. Castaño loves about Marian University and teaching is all the new things she learns from her students and colleagues. She serves as a board member of Marian University’s Hispanic Advisory Board where she is involved in many projects with the Indianapolis Hispanic Community, such as Project Stepping Stone which is a one-week college prep summer program that helps Hispanic/Latino high school students to be successfully prepare for college and beyond.
Dr. Castaño is originally from Brazil where she holds a degree in Nursing. She came to the United States to seek other professional opportunities and she discovered Spanish and Latin American Literature on her path. Her research focuses on the relationship between time and space in contemporary Brazilian and Latin American narratives. A fun fact about Dr. Castaño is that she loves ballroom dancing and taking dance classes at Dance Factor Club!