Hi!

I’m Os Keyes, a PhD student at the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centred Design & Engineering. I am supported by and an inaugural winner of the Ada Lovelace Fellowship.

My research interests are (very generally) gender, disability, technology and/or power. I want to understand the role technology plays in constructing the world, and how we might construct a better one. Specific research questions I’m interested in or working on include:

  1. How do facial recognition systems encode and inscribe notions of race and gender? For that matter: what notions?
  2. What role does science and biomedicine play in measuring or authenticating trans existences?
  3. What implications does artificial intelligence have for disability in general, and autism in particular?
  4. How does classification shape people? How do those people resist that shaping?

I can be contacted for random questions, speaking engagements and offers of high-value cheques at okeyes @ uw . edu. Please note my title is “Mx”, not “Ms”, “Miss”, or “Mr”.