Ph.D. Student, University of Oregon


University of OregonCollege of EducationPortland Oregon

Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow, Critical and Sociocultural Studies of Education, University of Oregon

Max Skorodinsky is a queer transgender man, a Jewish immigrant, born in Ukraine. His research is focused on social justice in Computer Science (CS) education and democratizing the field of CS. He examines how gender is theorized and put to practice in Computer Science education research and how this impacts non-binary and transgender people in computing education and employment. Max has an MS in CS and worked as a software engineer for over a decade. He currently teaches CS classes and Courageous Conversations at an alternative public high school as an openly queer transgender person. He is involved in multiple grassroots efforts to protect and advance the lives of non-binary and transgender people in Oregon.