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Jorge Castillo

Assistant Director

jcasti09@syr.edu / 315-443-3983

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Jorge Castillo comes to the LGBT Resource Center from West Virginia University (WVU), where he served as the inaugural assistant director for the LGBTQ+ Center and oversaw the LGBTQ studies minor in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Prior to his roles at WVU, Castillo has served as an instructor at the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Fairfield University, and St. Lawrence University, where he taught courses in Latinx studies, gender, sexuality, and queer studies, Latin American literature and film, and Spanish language. Castillo is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut focusing on queer sexualities and globalization in Caribbean literature and film, where he also earned a master’s in Spanish literature and language. He received his B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas with a concentration in Hispanic Culture and Literature and Mexican American Studies.