Axel Keating (they/them) is an intersex advocate, educator, researcher, writer, and Student Affairs professional based in Brooklyn, NY.

Axel has been presenting on topics regarding sex, gender, and sexuality for 9 years. They have developed and facilitated trainings and workshops at conferences and universities throughout the countryThey are a youth member and serve on the Board of Directors of interACT, an intersex youth advocacy organization.

They currently work as the Student Affairs Administrator for NYU Liberal Studies, a department housing three academic programs and 5,500 undergraduate students. Their professional philosophy focuses on student development, empowerment, advocacy, and leadership.

Axel is currently pursuing a Master’s at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy. Their research interests include youth development, community-based organizations, youth participatory action, games for learning, and role-playing games as educational and therapeutic tools. 

They graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study with a concentration in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on the history of medicine, and a minor in American Sign Language. Their senior colloquium focused on the history of intersex people from antiquity to today and their senior thesis discussed the rise of medicalization and change in discourse around intersex bodies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.