Ph.D, Communication Studies

McGill University


M.A., Communication Studies

Carleton University


B.Coms Honours, Minor in Digital Humanities

Carleton University

  • 12.00 CGPA/4.00 GPA
  • Honours Research Essay: Natural Bodies, Natural Environments? Questioning Nature Through Hormonal Mediation, supervised by Dr. Liam Young

Awards & Scholarships


Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar


Canadian Communication Association Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Essay


Friends Graduate Best Paper Prize in Gender and Women’s Studies

  • Paper title: Today’s Gender is No: Playing with cisnormative platform infrastructure on Twitter


Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship


SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral


Jean de Granpré Prize for Outstanding Paper in Communication Studies

  • Paper title: “Feels like my soul. Good job, AI”: Exploring a transspeculative structure of feeling via AI-generated imagery on Reddit


Shree Mulay Graduate Award in Gender and Women’s Studies


Ontario Graduate Scholarship


David and Rachel Epstein Scholarship


Carleton University Dean of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship


SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Master’s


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined due to conflict with SSHRC)


Governor General’s Undergraduate Academic Medal


Carleton University Communication Honours Research Essay Award

  • Paper title: Natural Bodies, Natural Environments? Questioning Nature Through Hormonal Mediation

2019, 2021

Rogers Communications Award in Mass Communication

2018, 2019, 2021

Carleton University Dean’s Honour List

2018, 2019

Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum Scholarship


2024 (Peer Reviewed)

Chokly, K. (2024). Today’s gender is no: Genderbot’s algorithmic platform resistance. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.


Chokly, K. (2022). Networked note-taking as feminist research method.

2022 (Masters Thesis)

Chokly, K. (2022). Trans*mediation: Exploring Trans Experience Beyond  the Mirror of Representation [Masters Thesis, Carleton University].

2022 (Peer Reviewed)

Sinclair-Palm, J., & Chokly, K. (2022). “It’s a giant faux pas”: Exploring Young trans people’s beliefs about deadnaming and the term deadname. Journal of LGBT Youth


Linton, M. Q., Lauriault, T. P., & Chokly, K. (2021, February 18). Invisible people and institutions: No data about custodial institutions for disabled people in Canada? Datalibre


Chokly, K. & Lauriault, T. P. (2020, July 14). Tracing COVID-19 data: Visualizing intersectionality. Datalibre


Chokly, K., Cooper, J., Debney, O., & Horak, L. (2020). Transgender Media Portal Usability Test Report 2020. Humanities Commons


Chokly, K. (2020, May 24). Designing the TMP: Considering visual hierarchy and identity. Transgender Media Portal.


June 2024

Envisioning Trans Futures: Montreal Trans & 2S Films x The Transgender Media Portal

Montreal, QC


March 2024

Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference 2024

Boston, MA

Today’s Gender is No: Genderbot, gender illegibility, and platform resistance

March 2024

philoSOPHIA Conference 2024

Calgary, AB

Indexing the unindexable: Building the Transgender Media Portal (co-speaker with Jada Gannon-Day and Evie Johnny Ruddy)

November 2023

American Studies Association Annual Meeting

Montreal, QC

A transspeculative structure of feeling: Articulating trans with image generation technologies

July 2023

32nd International Screen Studies Conference

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Shimmering representation: The trans*mediation of Silver Femme

June 2023

Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

“Feels like my soul. Good job, AI”:  Exploring a transspeculative structure of feeling via AI-generated imagery on Reddit

May 2023

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference

York University, Toronto, ON

Developing a feminist note-taking system: An exploration of everyday academic methods

May 2023

(Un)Stable Diffusions: A two-day international symposium on AI’s publics, publicities, and publicizations

Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Giving unrealness: Feeling trans through text-to-image generation

April 2023

Feminist Research 2023 Conference: Feminist Dialogue Across Disciplines

McGill University, Montreal, QC

Note-taking as an interdisciplinary feminist method

March 2023

Moving Trans History Forward

University of Victoria, virtual

Interfacing identity. Part of the Developing Values & Putting Them into Action, Building the Transgender Media Portal panel

March 2023

GSFS 300: Research Inquiry in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies

McGill University, Montreal, QC

Feminist research methods roundtable (co-panelist)

November 2022

DIGH 5902: Digital Humanities, Media & Social Justice

Carleton University, virtual

The Transgender Media Lab (guest speaker)

May 2022

Association for Computers and the Humanities & Canadian Society for the Digital Humanities: DH Unbound 2022


Tech, Ethics, and Community: Building the Transgender Media Portal (co-panelist)

February 2022

17th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus Conference: Supernatural

Carleton University, virtual

Today’s gender is… A new materialist approach to trans media 

February 2022

DH Toolbox

University of Ottawa, virtual

Building the Transgender Media Portal (co-panelist)

March 2021

2nd International Temporal Belongings Conference: The Material Life of Time


Natural bodies, natural environments? Questioning nature through hormonal mediation

March 2021

16th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus Conference: Transitioning

Carleton University, virtual

Vital mediations: Following flows of hormonal mediations

March 2021

16th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus Conference: Transitioning

Carleton University, virtual

Citations Needed Roundtable (co-speaker)

February 2021

Internet Governance Lab TPRC48 Graduate Research Symposium

American University, virtual

From queer utopia to queer apocalypse: A case for platform regulation

March 2021

GOOD21 Conference: Open for Community Wellbeing

GO Open Data Association, virtual

Hack the data gap (second speaker)

November 2020

COMS 3109: Communication, Culture, & Identity

Carleton University, virtual

Tracing COVID Data (guest lecture)

September 2020

COMS 4407: Communication and Critical Data Studies

Carleton University, virtual

Visualizing COVID Data Critically (guest lecture)

May 2020

CBC’s Spark with Nora Young Podcast


The Isolation Museum (guest)

June 2020

a graph, a lovely tree symposium

SAW Video Media Art Centre’s Knot Project Space, virtual

The Transgender Media Portal (co-panelist)

November 2019

FYSM 1217: Reading and Writing for Media Studies

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Tips for Academic Reading and Writing in Media Studies (co-panelist)

March 2018

13th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus Annual Graduate Conference: Post-? 

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, cancelled in solidarity with union strike

Healthcare, self-care, every(wear): Exploring the biopolitics of consumer activity trackers

Research Positions

2020, 2021–present

Research Assistant, UI/UX Designer, & Project Manager

Transgender Media Portal

P.I. Dr. Laura Horak


Research Assistant

Name choice among racialized trans youth

P.I. Dr. Julia Sinclair-Palm


Research Assistant, Designer, & Coordinator

Tracing COVID-19 Data

P.I. Dr. Tracey Lauriault




McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association


Communications Officer

McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association

September 2023

Workshop Co-Designer and Co-Facilitator

McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Student-Run External Funding Workshop

Teaching Positions

Summer 2022

Teaching Assistant

COMS 1001: Foundations in Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University

Winter 2022

Teaching Assistant

COMS 3410: Visual Media and Communication, Carleton University

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021

Teaching Assistant

COMS 3109 Communication, Culture, & Identity, Carleton University