Astrid Santana Fernandez de Castro (Havana, 1977) completed the PhD in Literary Studies at the University of Havana in 2010. She is the titular professor of Theoretical and Cultural Studies Department of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana.
Professor Santana specializes in comparative literature and her research examines relations between literature and cinema and the construction of social imaginary in artistic discourse. She coordinates the Intermediality and Social Imaginary Study Group. She has published the books Islands and Fictions (Ed. Art and Literature, 2008) and Literature and Cinema: Crossed Readings on the Memories of Underdevelopment (Editorial UH / ICAIC, 2010). Her most recent articles focus on the imaginary of Cuban cultural process in cinema and cultural reviews.