I’m Oliver Keyes, a PhD student at the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centred Design & Engineering.

I am a broadly-Science-and-Technology-Studies-ish researcher. My current projects investigate how models of gender are encoded within dataset and algorithm design, and non-binary experiences in navigating gendered (virtual or real) infrastructure. More broadly my interests are data ethics, gender, infrastructure and control.

Despite the department name, my interests are more ethnographic and experiential than Engineering (although I do come from a quantitative background). Outside of academia I spend a lot of time engaged with the intersect of Seattle’s Jewish and queer communities, reading, and making truly heinous puns. I can be contacted at okeyes @ uw . edu. I’m always interested in chatting with people who have questions or interests related to pretty much any of the above.