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Lindsay Ferris

User Researcher


New York


Consumer Technology Government Research Service Design UX/UI

Lindsay Ferris is a researcher whose interests and expertise includes gender and LGBTQ+ communities and technology. Her Master’s thesis from the Oxford Internet Institute focused on the experience of LGBTQ+ women online. She also has experience conducting research for NGOs and funders within the Tech for International Development space, including the Sunlight Foundation, Cadasta Foundation, The Engine Room, Open Knowledge Foundation, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, WorldPact and Open Society Foundations. She is currently a researcher at Ad Hoc, LLC. and a member of the Responsible Data Forum community.

Lindsay’s work on Responsible Data in Agriculture (GODAN, The Engine Room) was cited at the U.N. General Assembly in September, 2016. Her recent and forthcoming academic papers include: The digital lesbian imaginary: Investigating (im)permeable boundaries of sexual identity on Tinder (Association of Internet Researchers, 2018); Can I get a witness? The limits of evidence in healthcare quality evaluation systems in American hospitals (Ethnography Praxis in Industry Conference, 2018); I’m queer - don’t fuck with me if you’re not (Theorizing the Web, 2018).

Keywords: gender, queer, LGBTQ+, mobile