Daniel is a musician, educator, writer, and DMA [Doctor of Musical Arts] Candidate in Music Performance and Literature, with Graduate Minors in Gender and Women's Studies and Queer Studies. Their interdisciplinary dissertation, "Queer Voices, Shadow Archives," is an examination of post-secondary music institutions, including conservatories, private colleges, and Big Ten research universities, and how their systems and structures intersect with the lives of queer and minoritized music students. Using a mixed-methods approach to research, they employ traditional methods of ethnographic study, including sorting and coding data, as well as methods from queer and feminist studies, such as autoethnography, “warm data,” and alternative approaches to archival practices. This project draws upon scholarship, methods, and theories from affect theory, feminist theory (with particular attention to women of color feminism), and queer theory (with particular attention to queer of color critique).
affect, autoethnography, interdisciplinarity, queer of color critique, women of color feminism
Additional Campus Affiliations
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Music