QUEER DATA: Kevin Guyan joins us on Zoom to discuss his recent book, Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action (Bloomsbury)

Dyniaethau a'r Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This event is part of the GENCAS Public Lecture series

From: 12 Oct 2022, 2 p.m.
To: 12 Oct 2022, 3 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 2-3pm: Kevin Guyan joins us on Zoom to discuss his recent book, Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action (Bloomsbury)
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?
This important book is the first to look at queer data – defined as data relating to gender, sex, sexual orientation and trans identity/history. The author 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.
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. Arming us with the tools for action, this 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.
Topic: Kevin Guyan GENCAS Queer Data
Time: Oct 12, 2022 02:00 PM London

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Contact: Sarah Crook (Email: s.r.e.crook@swansea.ac.uk)

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