Queer data - who counts?

Lecture Room 4 (Room 101) Arts Building
Thursday 17 March 2022 (17:00-18:00)

Data has never mattered more. Our lives are increasingly shaped by it and how it is defined, collected and used. But who counts in the collection, analysis and application of data?

Kevin Guyan will discuss key themes from his new book Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action including the relationship between data and visibility, the politics of who and how to count, and how data biases are used to delegitimise the everyday experiences of queer communities. 

Speaker biography 

Dr Kevin Guyan is a researcher and writer whose work explores the intersection of data and identity. He is the author of Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action (Bloomsbury), which examines the collection, analysis and use of gender, sex and sexuality data, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ people in the UK. Kevin is a Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. In 2016, Kevin completed a PhD in history at University College London and has written about LGBTQ data for publications including WIRED, The Independent and The Scotsman. He is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland, sits on Young Scot’s Data Advisory Group and the board of the LGBTI charity Equality Network.

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