Kylie King's work is situated at the convergence of adaptive reuse architecture, science and technology studies, and emerging communication protocols and infrastructure. Her research primarily focuses on the potential of decentralized mesh networking technology, which outputs have led to counter-surveillance tools and warning systems in the Northeast and Midwest.

Originally from the Appalachian region of Ohio, King's research is driven by her interest in intervening in contemporary architectures of subjection, and critical theories of racial capitalism and white supremacy in rural contexts. She has presented her work at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and is a contributor to CARTHA, TANK, The Expanded Environment, among other notable publications. King holds a Master of Science in Adaptive Reuse Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.