Patrick Keilty is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, with affiliate faculty positions in the Technoscience Research Unit, Cinema Studies Institute, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. He holds a PhD in Information Studies with a concentration in Women’s Studies (now Gender Studies), from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before coming to the University of Toronto he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
Master of Information (MI)
Concentrations: C&T, LIS, CIPS, UXD
PhD in Information Studies
Professor Keilty’s work examines the political and economic implications of digital infrastructures in the pornography industry. He has published on embodiment and technology, data science, the history of information retrieval, transformations of gendered labor, design and experience, graphic design, temporality, and taxonomies of pornography. Professor Keilty is co-editor of the Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader.
Keilty, Patrick and Dean, Rebecca, eds. Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, 2013.
Keilty, Patrick. “Desire by Design: Pornography as Technology Industry.” [Special forum on Pornography and Surveillance] Porn Studies (in press).
Keilty, Patrick. “Duration and Desire.” [Special issue on “Information and the Body”] Library Trends 66.3/4 (2018)
Keilty, Patrick. “Tedious: Feminized Labor and Machine-Readable Cataloging.” Feminist Media Studies 18.2 (2018)
Keilty, Patrick and Leazer, Gregory. “Feeling Documents: Toward a Phenomenology of Information Seeking.” Journal of Documentation 73.6 (2017)
Keilty, Patrick. “Carnal Indexing.” Knowledge Organization 44.4 (2017): 265-272.
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. 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. “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 of 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.
Systems and Infrastructures
Database and Narrative
In the News
Interviewed by Daniel Kolanko. “Exit Stage Left: The Decline of Strip Clubs in Canada,” The10and3.com, January 19, 2017
Interviewed by Merella Fernandez. CTV National News, CTV News Channel, December 17, 2016
Interviewed by John Vennavally-Rao. CTV News, CTV, December 17, 2016
Interviewed by Ben Mulroney. Your Morning, CTV, December 16, 2016
Interviewed by Susan Leigh Taylor and Stan Bunger. Morning News Watch, KCBS Radio San Francisco, December 16, 2016
Interviewed by Goldie Blumenstyk. “Why a ‘Guerrilla Archiving’ Project Seeks to Preserve Climate Data Before Trump Takes Office,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 15, 2016
Interviewed by Paola Loriggio. “UofT Profs Host Event to Preserve Environmental Data Ahead of Trump Presidency,” The Canadian Press, wire service for newspapers, radio, television, websites, and magazines across Canada, December 15, 2016
Interviewed by Michael Walsh. “Guerilla Archiving: Scientists Copy Climate Data, Fearing Trump Purge.” Yahoo News, December 14, 2016
Interviewed by Todd Walker, “Fearing Trump, Scientists Scramble to Back Up U.S. Climate Data, Research,” E. W. Scripps Company, U.S. wire service that broadcasts to 33 television stations nationwide, December 14, 2016
Interviewed by Brady Dennis. “Scientists Are Frantically Copying U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump,” The Washington Post, December 13, 2016
Interviewed by Jason Koebler. “Researchers are Preparing for Trump to Delete Government Science from the Web,” Motherboard, December 13, 2016
Interviewed by May Warren. “This is How You Save the Internet From Trump,” Metro News, December 13, 2016
Interviewed by Dorianne Emerton. Sex City, CUIT Radio Toronto, August 3, 2016
Interviewed by Ambar Espinoza. “Text ‘til You Drop,” Marketplace, National Public Radio, August 9, 2007