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MapLemon--Representing Diverse Identities in Data

MapLemon--Representing Diverse Identities in Data

Join the Center for Research Data in celebrating Love Data Week, with our virtual keynote from Teddy Manning on hänen project, MapLemon:

Abstract: MapLemon is a naturally elicited digital writing corpus most well known for its inclusion of transgender and nonbinary identities in data collection, resulting in groundbreaking discoveries about the possibility of a transgender accent, and furthermore suggesting that transgender and nonbinary people write most similarly to their gender as opposed to their sex assigned at birth. MapLemon was created with demographic diversity in mind—not just with gender, but also with respect to race, ethnicity, homeland, etcetera. This talk will discuss how we can, as researchers, create surveys like MapLemon’s which result in these important discoveries, representing diverse identities in data, and ultimately forwarding inclusivity in data.

Bio: Theodore (Teddy) Manning (pronouns: hän/hänet/hänen) is a Linguist and Master’s student in Digital Humanities at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Hänet work focuses on quantitative sociolingusitics and corpus creation/analysis, as well as stylometry. Hän is most well known for hänet creation of the MapLemon corpus, a corpus of naturally elicited digital writing in North American English which includes 121 (and counting) responses from transgender and nonbinary people, making it the first corpus of its kind. In hänet spare time, hän writes fanfiction and plays Minecraft, and has a visceral hatred of dark chocolate.

Check out Teddy's recent publication on MapLemon at https://www.digitalstudies.org/article/id/9665/


** A zoom link will be provided the week of the webinar. **



Wednesday, February 14, 2024
10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom (virtual meeting)
Teddy Manning
Norlin Library
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