Kevin Guyan

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Kevin Guyan is an Edinburgh-based writer and researcher whose work explores the intersection of data and identity, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ lives and experiences. He is the author of Queer Data, which examines the collection, analysis and use of gender, sex and sexuality data in the UK. Kevin works as a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland and sits on the board of the LGBTQ charity the Equality Network. In 2016, Kevin completed a PhD in History at University College London and has written on LGBTQ topics for publications including WIRED, The Independent and The Scotsman.

 

 

Current publication: QUEER DATA - Bloomsbury Academic - Jan 2022

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.

Non-Fiction

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2022

Bloomsbury Academic

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.