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Queer Data Studies – author presentation

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Queer Data Studies – author presentation. Feb. 12, 12-1 pm, Brock University Rankin Family Pavilion Room 214. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto) discusses the newly published collection Queer Data Studies (University of Washington Press, 2024). Data, perilous and powerful, is both a worldmaking and a dismantling force. The collection of data about queer lives and bodies, the consequences of data analysis for queer subjects, and considerations of privacy and consent often present ethical dilemmas even as queer data expands our understanding of who and what counts. The need for queer analyses and perspectives has taken on a new sense of urgency in light of hostile antiqueer policies by major technology companies, the security theater of airports, the disproportionate rates of policing queer people and people of color, digital surveillance in border security, and the proliferation of digital health records.

This event is a part of International Love Data Week. Email maplib@brocku.ca (the Brock Map, Data & GIS Library) or nstradiotto@brocku.ca (Data & GIS Services Librarian) with any questions.


February 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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