Christopher Castillo

Christopher Castillo

Christopher Castillo

Postdoctoral Scholar in Community Literacy

Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Multiliteracies
  • Digital literacies
  • Hip Hop literacies
  • Sonic literacies
  • Community-based research


  • PhD, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021
  • MA, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
  • BA, English, Northeastern Illinois University, 2015

Christopher Castillo is a writing scholar from Chicago who focuses on Hip Hop composition. He is the author of "Mixing Tracks: Notes toward the analysis and design of vocal manipulation in Hip Hop music” and "An Approach to Understanding and Designing an Inclusivity Statement." He is also the co-author (with Ann Kim) of the chapter “Writing is Racialized” in (Re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy. Castillo was the inaugural Multicultural and Social Justice Initiative Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writing Center where he mentored incoming instructors, developed workshops and facilitated the development of the Writing Center's first multiliteracy station: Studio 32. He currently lives in Chicago where he continues to teach, research, and dedicate his spare time to recording, mixing, and mastering Hip Hop music.

Selected Publications

  • Castillo, Christopher. “Mixing Tracks: Notes toward the analysis and design of vocal manipulation in Hip Hop music.” Computers and Composition. 58.1 (2020).

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