Daniel Nguyễn (he/him, any pronouns) is a first year doctoral student working with Dr. Nathan Todd. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2022. Daniel is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, and is the son of two Vietnamese-American immigrants who migrated to the U.S. in 1997. Prior to UIUC, Daniel worked in the labs of Drs. Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, Kathryn Holland, and Becca Brock at UNL, conducting various research, which focused on areas such as the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and racial/ethnic identity, bias against Mexican Americans, minority stress of LGBTQ+ people living in rural Nebraska, university mandatory reporting policies on sexual assault, and plurisexual identity and bias as experienced by women attracted to more than one gender. Daniel's current research generally is focused on intersectional sexual minority community and individual health.
Daniel's current research projects center on:
- Exclusionary (e.g., rejection) and inclusionary (e.g., fetishization, objectification) discriminatory partnering practices of queer men (and masculinized people)--at the intersection of sexual, gender, racial expressions
- How are exclusionary and inclusionary discrimination unified in conceptual construction, the issues causing their expression, and impact (on individual well-being, and the landscape of systemic oppression)?
- What are understudied manifestations and results of inclusionary discrimination (e.g., self-fetishization)?
- Essentialization and binarism of sexual roles among queer masculinized people
- How are power dynamics implicated, established, and replicated along these roles?
- What is sex role binarism (SRB) conceptually, and how does it impact outcomes?
- Does SRB reflect a true, essential, immutable tendency among queer masculinized people?
- The impact of state-level sex education policies on community and individual outcomes
B.A. in Psychology and Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2022)
PSYC 239: Community Psychology (Grading TA)
- Cipriano, A. E., Nguyen, D., Holland, K. J. (2022). “Bisexuality isn’t exclusionary”: A qualitative examination of bisexual definitions and gender inclusivity concerns among plurisexual women. Journal of Bisexuality. Advance online publication.
- Cipriano, A. E., Nguyen, D., & Holland, K. J. (2022). “In order to be bi, you have to prove it”: A qualitative examination of plurisexual women’s experiences with external and internalized pressure to “prove” their identities. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.