Select Publications

In Progress
  • Keilty, Patrick. "The Imagined Perfect Image: Pornography's Graphical Interface" (in preparation)
  • Keilty, Patrick. "Sexy Data: Race, Algorithms, and Pornography." (in preparation)
  • Keilty, Patrick. Database Desires (in preparation).
In Print/ forthcoming
  • Keilty, Patrick. "Duration and Desire." Library Trends (accept with revisions)
  • Keilty, Patrick and Leazer, Gregory. “Feeling Documents: Toward a Phenomenology of Information Seeking.” Journal of Documentation 73.6 (2017) (in press)
  • Keilty, Patrick. "Desire by Design: Pornography as Technology Industry." [Special forum on Pornography and Surveillance] Porn Studies (in press). 
  • Keilty, Patrick. "Carnal Indexing." Knowledge Organization 44.4 (2017): 265-272. 
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Tedious: Feminized Labor and Machine-Readable Cataloging.” Feminist Media Studies 18.2 (2018) (in press). Published online April 2, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1308410. 
  • Keilty, Patrick. “A Call for Sexual Autonomy.” Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, Dec. 1, 2016
  • Keilty, Patrick and Shade, Leslie, eds. Special issue, "Traversing Technologies.” Scholar & Feminist Online 14.3 – 15.1 (Summer/ Fall 2016).
  • Drabinski, Emily and Keilty, Patrick, eds. Special issue, “Reconfiguring Race, Gender, and Sexuality.” Library Trends 64.4 (Spring 2016).
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Embodied Engagements with Online Pornography.” The Information Society 32.1 (2016): 64-73.
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Fuck Technology: Printing for Pleasure.” Semaphore, March 20, 2014
  • Keilty, Patrick and Leazer, Gregory. “What Porn Says to Information Studies: The Affective Value of Documents and the Body in Information Retrieval.” Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 51 (2014).
  • Keilty, Patrick and Dean, Rebecca, eds. Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, 2013.
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Sexual Boundaries and Subcultural Discipline.” Knowledge Organization 39.6 (2012): 417-431.

  • Keilty, Patrick. “Tagging and Sexual Boundaries.” Proceedings of the 2nd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics of Information Organization. Spec. issue
     Knowledge Organization 39.5 (2012): 320-324.
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Embodiment and Desire in Browsing Online Pornography.” Proceedings of the iConference 2012, Toronto, ON: 41-47.
  • Keilty, Patrick. “Tabulating Queer: Space, Perversion, and Belonging.” Knowledge Organization 36.4 (2009): 240-248.
For a complete list of publications, please consult my CV above. 
Access select publications online at

Traversing Technologies

Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader

Reconfiguring Race, Gender, and Sexuality