Steven Dashiell has been an adjunct with the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies since 2015, principally teaching the Modern Masculinities (GWST 315) course. He is a postdoctoral researcher in Sociology and the Game Center at American University in Washington, DC. His primary research interest involves the relationships between masculinity, discourse, culture, and society, particularly in male dominated subcultures. He has presented his work at many conferences, including the Popular Culture Association, Lavender Languages and Linguistics, and the American Sociological Association. Additionally, he has been published in several journals including Studies in Popular Culture and Acta Ludicologica. He is currently working on research regarding tabletop role playing gamers of color, and an ethnographic study of gender socialization in Black barbershops. Steven is a graduate of UMBC, completing his PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture in 2020. He is also an Army veteran, having served with the Maryland Army National Guard for 15 years.