New article in the Journal of Gender Studies

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”

Queer erasure in the US 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”