I am a PhD student student interested in researching intersectional notions of identity in marginalized communities' experiences with technology. My current research focuses on conceptions of gender in technology and its implications for safety and bias for transgender individuals. I am currently advised by Jed Brubaker at CU Boulder.

SELECT Publications

  1. How Computers See Gender: An Evaluation of Gender Classification in Commercial Facial Analysis and Image Labeling Services.
    Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Jacob M. Paul, Jed R. Brubaker.  Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 3, CSCW, Article 144 (November 2019), 33 pages.
    (Acceptance rate: 31%.)

  2. Safe Spaces and Safe Places: Unpacking Technology-Mediated Experiences of Safety and Harm with Transgender People. 
    Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Stacy M Branham, and Foad Hamidi. 
    2018. PACMHCI. Volume 2, CSCW Issue. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 2, CSCW, Article
    155 (November 2018). ACM, New York, NY. 28 pages.
    (Acceptance rate: 25%.)

  3. “Gender Recognition or Gender Reductionism? The Social Implications of Automatic Gender Recognition Systems.” Foad Hamidi, Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Stacy M Branham. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). Montéal, Quebec, April 21-26, 2018. 
    (Acceptance rate: 23%. Best Paper Award: Top 1%.

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DEC 3 2019

Catch me at NeurIPS for the Queer in AI panel December 9th!!

OCT 10 2019

Check out my video interview with CU Boulder Today on gender in facial analysis technology.

SEPT 27 2019

I am honored to have received a Best Paper award from CSCW 2019 for our paper, How Computers See Gender: An Evaluation of Gender Classification in Commercial Facial Analysis and Image Labeling Services.

JULY 28 2019

I was​ invited to give a talk at Facebook's Pride@Research Lunch and Learn series on "Gender Affirmation in Capital “D” Design: Research Methods & Design Approaches for Trans and/or Non-Binary Inclusion"

JULY 28 2019

A new ​guideline, "Gender Identity," has been added to the HCI Gender Guidelines document.

JUNE 17 2019

I was invited to speak at the Workshop on Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in Computer Vision at CVPR 2019. My talk is titled: "Implications of Gendered Infrastructures in Computer Vision."

MAY 17 2019

This summer I will be working as a UX Research Intern at Facebook on the Community Integrity team.

MAY 13 2019

Check out the speculative design brief I created on facial analysis technology for Harvard's Privacy + Design project.

APRIL 3 2019

I was featured in several popular press articles discussing the ethics of facial analysis technology. They can be found at and


My and my team won CU Boulder Law School's Interdisciplinary Tech Ethics Competition and a 10k scholarship from the Daniels Fund Ethics Initative!

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Morgan Klaus Scheuerman
PhD Student in Information Science
University of Colorado Boulder
(CU Boulder)