Jose Castellanos

Research and Teaching Interests

Relationship between the "human" and the "non-human" world (be it "nature" or "animals"), as mediated by war.


(Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1992) I am a second year PhD student. I earned my BA in Literary Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, in 2015.

I am also very interested in the non-academic world of culture. Between 2013 and 2020, I was part of the editorial committee of "Sombralarga, revista de literatura colombiana", a digital magazine interested in publishing new Colombian literature and literary criticism. I have also done interviews with Colombian contemporary authors, as well as written essays and reviews for magazines such as "Arcadia", "CTXT", and "Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico del Banco de la República". I have been invited to the Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá, where I moderated several talks with Colombian and international authors. I was also part of the pre-selection process of the "Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez" in 2018.

In 2018, I co-founded "Rapsoda, escuela itinerante de rap y literatura", a project that works with young rappers from downtown Bogotá. We have offered workshops that seek to bring the world of literature and the world of rap music together.

For four years, I worked as a Spanish Language and Literature Teacher and the Spanish Department Coordinator at Tilatá Highschool in Bogotá, Colombia.  


  1. "Una provocación velada" Reseña de "El Jefe", de Luis González. Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico del Banco de la República, (53), 97, pp. 160-161. Disponible en:
  2. "Este país sigue extrañando al padre autoritario" Entrevista a la candidata vicepresidencial Ángela María Robledo. Con Sonia Ariza. CTXT, 10/3/2018. Disponible en:
  3. "Tómese un tinto con Juan Cárdenas" Entrevista. Sombralarga, mayo de 2018. Disponible en:
  4. "Sabotaje, o de la libertad y la sujeción". Ensayo. Sombralarga, junio de 2017. Disponible en:

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