(Deborah) D Castro Marino

Academic Researcher Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Deborah Castro is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her main research interests lie in the fields of audience and television studies.

Deborah received her doctorate in Communication at Autonomous University of Barcelona (awarded
cum laude) in 2015 sponsored by the Spanish Government. During her Ph.D., she was a researcher with the Ibero-American Observatory of Television Fiction, and participated in several funded research projects with the Observatory of Spanish Television Fiction and New Technologies.

In 2014, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin. She moved to Portugal in 2016 as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. There, she designed and coordinated a project at the junction of human computer interaction and media studies, focusing on the exploration of the binge-watching experience. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Madeira (2017-2018) where she taught master’s students of Interactive Media Design, and a lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018-2020).

Her work has been presented at several international venues, such as the annual conferences of the
International Communication Association and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her
research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (2018) and International Journal of Communication (2018), Critical Studies in Television (2019, and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2019).

      • D. Castro Marino (2020). Élite: la ficción teen española que juega en la NBA. In M.A. Huerta Floriano (Ed.), Revolución Seriada: el Gran Cambio de la Ficción Televisiva en España. Valencia: Tirant Editorial
      • C. Lacalle, D. Castro Marino & M. Sánchez (2016). Spain: Innovation and tradition. In (Re)Invention of TV Fiction Genres and Formats. Obitel Yearbook 2016. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
      • C. Lacalle, D. Castro Marino & M. Sánchez (2015). Spain: The internationalization of fiction. In Gender Relations in Television Fiction. Obitel Yearbook 2015. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
      • C. Lacalle, D. Castro Marino & M. Sánchez (2014). Spain: The boom of fiction set in the pas. In Transmedia Production Strategies in Television Fiction. Obitel Yearbook 2014. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
      • C. Lacalle, D. Castro Marino & M. Sánchez (2013). Primi passi incerti: la Spagna. In Tutta un’altra fiction. La serialità pay in Italia e nel mondo. Roma: Carocci Editore
      • D. Cabral, D. Castro Marino, J.M. Rigby, H. Vasanth, M. Cameirão, S. Bermúdez i Badia & V. Nisi (2020). To Binge or not to Binge: Viewers’ Moods and Behaviors During the Consumption of Subscribed Video Streaming. In N.J. Nunes, L Ma, M. Wang, N. Correia & Z Pan Z (Eds.), Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2020. Springer doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-65736-9_33
      • C. Silva, A. Bettencourt, M. Dionísio, D. Castro Marino, D. Dionísio, D. Teixeira & V. Nisi (2017). Há-Vita: a participatory platform about Madeira’s nature and culture. In Proceedings of 5th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability. IEEE Xplore and IFIP Digital Libraries
      • N. Correia, D. Castro Marino & A. Tanaka (2017). The role of live visuals in audience understanding of electronic music performances. In In Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
      • D. Castro Marino (2020). The binge watcher’s journey. What objective and subjective data can (and cannot) tell us about binge watching. Binge-watching: Motives, Experiences, and Effects on Sleep: .
      • D. Castro Marino (2019). "I am a binge-watcher, but what does it really mean?" Dissecting a popular mode of viewing. 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference: Washington DC (2019, mei 24 - 2019, mei 28).
      • D. Castro Marino & J. Straubhaar (2019). A multicultural approach to 'Quality TV' in times of Netflix. Exploring Brazil and Spain. Annual Conference of Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2019: Seattle, US (2019, maart 13 - 2019, maart 17).
      • D. Castro Marino & L. Duarte (2018). Can new media habits survive economic downturns? The Latin American affair with Pay TV. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference: Toronto, Canada (2018, maart 15 - 2018, maart 17).
      • D. Castro Marino (2018). How many times do you have sex per week? Representation of sexuality between couples in the Spanish adaptation of Un gars, une fille. International Conference Transnational Television Drama: Aarhus, Denmark.
      • D. Castro Marino (2018). The binge-watching experience: An interdisciplinary approach for studying viewers' motivations, engagement and mood swings. 7th European Communication Conference "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation": Lugano, Switzerland (2018, oktober 31 - 2018, november 2).
      • D. Castro Marino & V. Nisi (2017). The role of the settings in the narrative experience. Analyzing the social audience and TV-induced tourism generated by Spanish TV scripted fiction. IV Colóquio, Média e Cognição: Covilhã, Portugal.
      • D. Castro Marino (2017). B-WATCH. An interdisciplinary approach toward binge-watching. Trans TV: London, United Kingdom.
      • J. Straubhaar & D. Castro Marino (2017). The development of TV audiences over time in Brazil: A generational portrait of television usage in lower-middle class families. International Communication Association, Pre-Conference: "Audiences? The familiar unknown of communication historiography: San Diego, USA.
      • C. Lacalle & D. Castro Marino (2016). Television fiction & identity disclosure. Analyzing the comments posted by female fans and community managers. 4th International Conference Digital Media & Electronic Communication: Le Havre, France..
      • D. Castro Marino (2016). Fans and Series Finales: Analyzing Internet Users’ Discourse. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference: Atlanta, USA.
  • Media and Communication Theory

    Media and Communication Theory
    Year level
    Pre-master, Pre-master, BA-2, Minor, Pre-master, BA-2, Pre-master

    Research Traineeship

    Research Traineeship
    Year level
  • Academic Researcher

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    The Netherlands

    Research fellow
    Obtained Wage
    Start date approval


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam