Matthew Frye Castillo


Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing at Lehman College

Director of the Program for Professional Communications

Director of the Lehman chapter of the LGBTQI+ Consortium

Advisor to The Meridian student newspaper

Academic Interests

Creative writing: memoirs, essays, novels, poetry, screenplays, stageplays

Literature & social theory: social psychology, jurisprudence, intersectionality, critical race theory, trauma studies, affect studies, media studies, queer theory, world literatures, Latino/a literatures.

Art history: history of modern and contemporary art, anti-racist art history; LGBTQI+ visual & affective histories

Business and economics: social finance, ESG, marketing, non-profits, altruism, neoliberalism, entrepreneurship, history of leadership


MBA in Business Administration — Baruch College, CUNY, 2024

Certificate in Publishing — Columbia University, 2018

MFA in Creative Writing — Hunter College, CUNY, 2017

BA in Psychology — University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2015

BA in English Literature — University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2012

Undergraduate courses — Clark University, 2008

ENW 201: Writing Essentials

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LEH 250: Poetry as Intelligence

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ENW 399: Research, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies

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