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Dan C. Castilow II

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Anthropology

Pronouns: he/him/his

Areas of Interest

  • African American Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Black Leisure Culture
  • Black Masculinities

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About Dan Castilow

Dan C. Castilow II is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly. A proud Texan, Dr. Castilow was born and raised in Houston. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane University and his BA in international studies from Morehouse College. Dr. Castilow is a scholar of the African Diaspora whose work engages diasporic Blackness, popular culture, and gender through the lenses of cultural and postcolonial studies. His current research project ethnographically explores race and ethnicity in Trinidad and Tobago's middle class and Black communities in the southern United States, highlighting expressions of national and transnational Blackness through sites of leisure. Dr. Castilow was the recipient of the Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Fellowship, and he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research in Trinidad and Tobago.  

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