City's Centre for Gender and Sexualities is excited to invite you to a talk by Dr. Kevin Guyan about their new book "Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action" (Bloomsbury Academic). This important book looks at queer data – defined as data relating to gender, sex, sexual orientation and trans identity/history.
Dr. Guyan shows us how current data practices reflect an incomplete account of LGBTQ lives and helps us understand how data biases are used to delegitimise the everyday experiences of queer people.
Dr. Guyan demonstrates why it is important to understand, collect and analyse queer data, the benefits and challenges involved in doing so, and how we might better use queer data in our work.
The book shows how greater knowledge about queer identities is instrumental in informing decisions about resource allocation, changes to legislation, access to services, representation and visibility.
Dr Elinor Carmi is the discussant for this event.
About the speaker
Kevin Guyan (he/his) is a writer and researcher 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 Academic), 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 boards of Evaluation Support Scotland and the Equality Network.
His website: https://kevinguyan.com/
His Twitter account: @kevin_guyan
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