Postdoctoral Scholar in Community Literacy
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Areas of Expertise
- 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.
- Castillo, Christopher. “Mixing Tracks: Notes toward the analysis and design of vocal manipulation in Hip Hop music.” Computers and Composition. 58.1 (2020).