I discuss my research into Scotland’s 2022 census and the collection of gender, sex and sexuality data in a blog post for the University of Aberdeen. Read the full article here.
My peer-reviewed article ‘Constructing a queer population? Asking about sexualorientation in Scotland’s 2022 census’ is to be published in the Journal of Gender Studies. The article is the first to discuss the design process for a question on sexual orientation in a national census. Using correspondence between National Records of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament’s Culture,Continue reading “New article in the Journal of Gender Studies”
An update on the backlash against predictive list functionality for the ‘Other’ sexual orientation option in Scotland’s 2021 census.
On 1 April 2020, against the backdrop of an international public health emergency, the United States of America conducted its 24th national census — one of the largest data collection exercises in history. The US census did not ask a question about sexual orientation but it did frame queer identities in a way that endorses a potentiallyContinue reading “Queer erasure in the US census”