Matthew Marciello



Matthew Marciello ’21 (he/him or they/them) is an undergraduate double-concentrating in American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, focusing on queer studies in the United States. His academic interests lie in a variety of queer studies and gender studies fields and subfields informed by Foucauldian history and critical theories, notably intersex studies, the history of sexuality, queer history, trans studies, and queer of color critique. His honors thesis in American Studies, tentatively titled “From Hermaphrodites with Attitude to #EndIntersexSurgery: Intersex Activism, Resistance, and Critique of Intersex Genital Surgery” tracks contemporary U.S. intersex history from the rise of controversial sexologist John Money in the 1950s and 1960s, to the beginnings of the intersex rights movement in the 1990s and 2000s, through present-day intersex rights activism that harnesses the power of social media.