John Carlos Castillo Marquez

 John Carlos Marquez

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Brazil and Latin America
  • Slavery
  • Comparative Race and Ethnicity
  • Portuguese Empire
  • Cinema and Memory

Research Description

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American history with expertise in colonial Brazil. My research and teaching interests include the history of slavery, race, and empire in Latin American and global contexts.

During this academic year (2018-2019) I am excited to be a graduate fellow with the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) under the theme of "Race Work."


  • B.A. History, Cal State Long Beach, 2009
  • M.A. American Studies, Cal State Fullerton, 2012