Deborah Castro Mariño, PhD

Deborah Castro Mariño, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher
digital media, television studies, audience research, fandom
Teaching activities: 

Teaching assistant, Journalistic Writing in Multimedia and Interactive Media, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2014-2015)

Teaching assistant, Semiotics of Communication, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013-2015)

Research projects: 

Member of the following research projects:

- "BWATCH: Studying motivation, engagement and emotional states during binge watching", Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. Funded by M-ITI/ LARSyS (2016-present)

- “Social construction of women in television fiction and the Web 2.0: prototypes, reception and feedback”, Autonomus University of Barcelona. Funded by Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government (2013-2016)

- “Analyzing young identities’ construction in television fiction (national and regional) and their extension to new technologies”, Autonomus University of Barcelona. Funded by Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government (2011-2012)

- “Social construction of women in television fiction: representations, reception and interaction through the Internet”, Autonomus University of Barcelona. Funded by Catalan Institute for Woman, Catalan Government (2010-2011)

- "Literature Report", Ramón Piñeiro Centre for Research in Humanities (2008-2012)

Short bio:

Deborah Castro is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) where she conducts research in the fields of television studies and digital media. She received a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB) sponsored by the Spanish Government through its scholarship program “Formación de Profesorado Universitario”, and holds a M.A. in Research in Communication and Journalism (UAB) and a B.A. in Journalism (University of Santiago de Compostela).

She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Radio-Television-Film (University of Texas at Austin), and a teaching assistant for Semiotics of Communication and Journalistic Writing in Multimedia and Interactive Media in the Department of  Communication Science and Journalism (UAB). She has been a researcher with the Ibero-American Observatory of Television Fiction, and has participated in several funded research projects with the Observatory of Spanish Television Fiction and New Technologies, too. She has also served on the Editorial Board of Revista Anàlisi: Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura

Publications: 

2016

Nisi, Valentina; Dionísio, Mara; Silva, Cláudia; Castro, Deborah; Dionísio, Dina; Radeta, Marko; Bala, Paulo; Nunes, Nuno (2016). "'Echoes of Nature': a transmedia project to foster dialogue about the natural capital of Madeira island". Workshop on Exploring New Approaches to Narrative Modeling and Authoring, ICIDS 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 15–18. Proceedings: Springer International Publishing, pp. 3–11.

Lacalle, Charo; Castro, Deborah (2016). “The promotion of Spanish scripted television on the Internet: analyzing broadcast-related websites' content and social audience”, El Profesional de la Información, 25(2), pp. 246-253

Lacalle, Charo; Castro, Deborah; Sánchez, Mariluz. “Spain: Innovation and Tradition”. In: Maria Immacolata Vassallo & Guillermo Orozco (coord.). Obitel Yearbook 2016. (Re)Invention of TV Fiction Genres and Formats. Sulina-Globo Comunicação

2015

Lacalle, Charo; Castro, Deborah; Sánchez, Mariluz (2015). “Spain: The internationalization of fiction”. In: Maria Immacolata Vassallo & Guillermo Orozco (coord.), Gender Relations in Television Fiction. Obitel Yearbook 2015, Sulina-Globo Comunicação

2014

Lacalle, Charo; Castro, Deborah; Sánchez, Mariluz (2014). “Spain: The boom of fiction set in the past”. In: Maria Immacolata Vassallo & Guillermo Orozco (coord.), Transmedia Production Strategies in Television Fiction. Obitel  Yearbook 2014, Sulina-Globo Comunicação

2013

Lacalle, Charo; Castro, Deborah; Sánchez, Mariluz (2013). “Primi passi incerti: la Spagna” [First uncertain step: Spain]. In: Massimo Scaglioni & Luca Barra (ed.), Tutta un’altra fiction. La serialità pay in Italia e nel mondo [A different fiction: Pay television in Italy and in the world]. Carocci Editore

Lacalle, Charo (ed.) (2013). Jóvenes y ficción televisiva. Construcción de identidad y transmedialidad [Young People and Television Fiction. Transmediality and Identity Construction]. Barcelona: UOCpress