SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series

A key component of our project are the research seminars we regularly hold throughout the academic term to draw other co-investigators, students, and partners together for round-table discussions.

The seminars are organized by Ozge Girgin. For seminar dates, see the event calendar.

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SSC Seminar Series: Norma Möllers

December 2, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Norma Möllers

Assistant Professor, Queen's University



Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Monaghan and Adam Molnar

November 18, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

“The future of terrorism?”: Radicalization theories and Muslim Profiling 

Jeffrey Monaghan, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, and
Adam Molnar, Department of Criminology, Deakin University, Australia

Examining Canadian counter-terrorism training programs, this talk details how the search for radicalization indicators reaffirms preemptive and discriminatory policing practices. While academic theories of radicalization and national security officials insist indicators-based approaches avoid racial profiling, in actual policing practice, they sustain familiar prejudicial and exclusionary outcomes.

Everyone welcome!


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SSC Seminar Series: George Lovell and Fredy Peccerelli

October 21, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Stirling Hall 414

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SSC Seminar Series: Don Aldridge, Executive Director, HPCVL, Queen's University

October 7, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Don Aldridge, Executive Director, HPCVL and Senior Advisor Advanced Computing & Data Analytics, Office of the VP (Research), Queen’s University

Mac-Corry D411, 12.30-2pm

Advances in Analytics

Don Aldridge will be providing an overview of two emerging analytics technologies, specifically streaming analytics (with a specific application in healthcare), and “cognitive computing” (a.k.a. IBM Watson).

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

September 22, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mac-Corry E202,  Jeffery 234 12.30-2pm

Militarized Surveillance and Palestinian Childhood

Through an examination of the trapped condition of colonized childhood in historic Palestine, the presentation conceptualizes Palestinian childhood within a settler colonial framework and considers the particular and distinctly territorialized, spatial, and biopolitical relationships between state criminality and Palestinian childhood. The talk traces the ongoing targeting of Palestinian childhood through different geographical spaces and historical periods. Considering the fragmentation of Palestinian geographies— via borders, checkpoints, walls, settler violence and other militarized restrictions of movement — a spatio-temporal emphasis is key to understanding how the targeting of children and the maintenance of various punitive measures within spaces of exterminability serves colonial interests. Everyone welcome!

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

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SSC Research Round-up

September 16, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Research Round-up
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

12:30 - 1:30

The aim of this meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies. Please come prepared to discuss your current work.  Pizza provided!  

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Joan Sharpe (surveill @ by Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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SSC Seminar Series: Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist

March 4, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist, Founding Director of ambientTV.NET

A seminar presentation: Seeing over Distance, Wednesday, March 4, 12:30pm to 2:00pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Already at the dawn of the electric age, the invention of the telephone had unleashed fantasies of seeing over distance. Archival films from over a hundred years ago provide a glimpse into the public imagination, the desires and anxieties of the time. Even then, surveillance was regarded as an unavoidable accomplice of televisual connection. 

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Marta Kanashiro, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

March 25, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:30-2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Marta Kanashiro, Professor, Journalism Laboratory, and Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Privacy in contemporaneity: a dispute of senses between Brazilian legal debate and social networks

This seminar aims to present different elements of the notion of privacy in Brazilian legal debate and the idea of privacy that predominates in the data exchange on social networks. In this scenario, privacy is a concept that is being destabilized and contested by different practices and discourses from two main actors: the state and the market. Examining the tensions between these actors, and the different perceptions of privacy, can help us to understand the process of transforming the concept of privacy.  

Marta will be heading back to Brazil soon, so please join us for tea and cake after the seminar as a farewell celebration.

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Andrew Clement, University of Toronto

March 11, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:30-2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Mass Internet Surveillance in Canada after Snowden: academic/activist responses

Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Edward Snowden's unprecedented leak of secret documents has revealed the astonishing depth and range of mass state surveillance. Clement will provide an overview of the main internet surveillance programs revealed through the published leaks, particularly as they affect Canadians, and highlight the various threats they pose to freedom of expression, privacy and to our democracy more generally. He will discuss the challenge these revelations pose for surveillance researchers and the contributions they may make in resisting and reforming mass state surveillance.

Everyone welcome!

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