Daniel McCloskey

Daniel McCloskeyIntern

Daniel graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut in May 2020. He received a B.A. with a double major in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and a minor in Human Rights. He was also a part of the Honors, University Scholar, and IDEA Grant programs. His thesis involved a semi-ethnographic study of fraternity men and surrounded topics of gender, masculinity, homosociality, and sexual violence. He feels that cross-cultural work, the examination of commonality and diversity, is paramount to the work of anthropologists.

Additional work includes examining the role of race and coloniality in the construction and performance of masculinities as well as the role of masculinities and feminism in the modern political Left. In addition to his academic interests, he is interested in finding ways to communicate feminist concepts to men and to work with men to develop healthy masculinities.