Using the data systems of Utah Valley University as a representative case study, this research note discusses the sociotechnical process, which I term the translation regime, through which data systems interpret and construct the world, focusing on gender nonconformity as a paradigmatic instance of that process. Through both the technical structures of data systems and the social knowledge within which they operate, such regimes impose multiple substantive translations on the conditions that they purport to represent, translations that come with important political consequences for those who are gender nonconforming. So understood, information technology becomes an important locus for action in the pursuit of social justice for gender-nonconforming people.

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