Patrick Keilty

Assistant Professor 
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto 
140 St. George Street, Room 614 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G6
+1 (416) 946-3809
p.keilty [at] utoronto [dot] ca

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Doctoral Supervision:
Adam Pugen 
Benjamin Walsh

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Patrick Keilty
Patrick Keilty is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and Instructor in the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies there. Professor 
Keilty works at the intersection of media studies, technology studies, and information studies. His primary teaching and research field is digital theory, with a particular focus on visual culture, pornography, new media art, metadata and database logic, database cinema, critical theory, and theories of gender, sexuality, and race. He is co-editor of Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader (2013). His monograph project, provisionally titled Database Desire, engages the question of how our embodied engagements with labryinthine qualities of database design mediate aesthetic objects and structure sexual desire in ways that abound with expressive possibilities and new narrative and temporal structures. 

His SSHRC-funded research has appeared in Scholar & Feminist Online, The Information Society, Library Trends, and Knowledge Organization, as well as several conference proceedings. He is currently preparing essays for Porn Studies, New Media & Society, DiscourseFeminist Media Studies, and the Journal of DocumentationHe
recently presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Society for Social Studies of Science; Society for Literature, Science and the Arts; Contours of Algorithmic Life; Wome
n and Technology Conference (keynote); Congress on Research in Dance; and the American Society for Information Science & Technology. He has been invited to give talks at the National University of Singapore, Temple University, York University, and OCAD. He has written on topics as varied as embodiment and technology, algorithmic display, the history of information retrieval,
technological transformations of gendered labor, women in computing, design and experience, compulsion and control, taxonomies and pornography, and feminist and queer new media and technoscience issues generally. 

In addition to his appointment in the Faculty of Information, Professor Keilty is affiliated faculty member of Book History & Print Culture at Massey College, Senior Common Room Member at University College, affiliated faculty at the Centre for the Study of the United States, and a co-moderator of -empyre- soft_skinned_space. He holds a PhD in Information Studies, concentration in Women's Studies (now Gender Studies), from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has previously been Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Professor Keilty is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS); Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA); Society for Social Studies of Science (4S); and the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). He occasionally contributes to Fembot Collective, FemTechNet, Rhizome ArtBase, and HASTAC. He teaches courses on critical theory, digital theory, feminist and queer technology, and metadata, which are variously cross-listed with Cinema StudiesWomen & Gender Studies and Book History & Print Culture.