dr. (Deborah) D Castro Marino

dr. (Deborah) D Castro Marino
Researcher Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts and Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Deborah Castro is a Marie Sk?odowska-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).

  • Deborah Castro Marino (2020) - The binge watcher’s journey. What objective and subjective data can (and cannot) tell us about binge watching
  • Deborah Castro Marino (2019) - "I am a binge-watcher, but what does it really mean?" Dissecting a popular mode of viewing
  • Deborah Castro Marino & J Straubhaar (2019) - A multicultural approach to 'Quality TV' in times of Netflix. Exploring Brazil and Spain
  • J Straubhaar & Deborah Castro Marino (2017) - The development of TV audiences over time in Brazil: A generational portrait of television usage in lower-middle class families

  • Deborah Castro Marino (2018) - The binge-watching experience: An interdisciplinary approach for studying viewers' motivations, engagement and mood swings
  • Deborah 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
  • Deborah Castro Marino & L Duarte (2018) - Can new media habits survive economic downturns? The Latin American affair with Pay TV
  • Deborah 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
  • Deborah Castro Marino (2017) - B-WATCH. An interdisciplinary approach toward binge-watching
  • C Lacalle & Deborah Castro Marino (2016) - Television fiction & identity disclosure. Analyzing the comments posted by female fans and community managers
  • Deborah Castro Marino (2016) - Fans and Series Finales: Analyzing Internet Users’ Discourse

  • N Correia, Deborah Castro Marino & A Tanaka (2017) - The role of live visuals in audience understanding of electronic music performances

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