Dylan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, with a theoretical interest on how violence co-opts traditional logics of power to pose bigger questions about the democratisation of violence in South Africa for subaltern groups. Through the Mellon Foundation Funded ‘Violent States, States of Violence’ Project, he is aiming his doctoral research on the nexus of violence and power in the subjectification of queer public health users undergoing gender-affirming therapy or medical transition. Grounded through an interest in developments in statistics and research methods, in 2019 Dylan co-authored a published article on conversation analysis in South Africa titled, ‘Identity in interaction: sub-cultural intersubjectivities in popular radio conversation on Inxeba”.