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 Sachil Singh. For seminar dates/times, plus other SSC/New Transparency events, see the event calendar.

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SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar and David Murakami Wood, Surveillance Studies Centre

Date: 
May 28, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall C512

Adam Molnar and David Murakami Wood, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

"Surveillance Studies and the Media:  from crafting research to engagement strategies"

Amid a daily stream of news stories on surveillance and privacy, surveillance studies scholars are experiencing a ripe historical moment to intervene in public discussion relating to their research. This informal seminar discusses strategies and tools that surveillance studies scholars can use to engage journalists and media in ways that will leverage their critical expertise into current, and politically significant, debates on surveillance and privacy.     

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Moon, Queen's University Research Data Centre

Date: 
November 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Jeffrey Moon, Academic Director and Data and Government Information Librarian, Queen's University Research Data Centre

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SSC Seminar Series: Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire

Date: 
November 12, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411 

Josh Lauer, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire

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SSC Seminar Series: Rachel Dubrofsky, University of South Florida

Date: 
October 22, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Rachel Dubrofsky, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Florida

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SSC Seminar Series: Vincent Mosco

Date: 
September 24, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12h30-14h00, MacCorry D207

Vincent Mosco, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Lost in the Cloud: 
big data, bigger problems   

A Microsoft ad claims cloud computing “gives me the family nature never could.” Not likely. But the cloud and big data are bringing corporate concentration, environmental erosion, deepening surveillance, threats to knowledge workers, and the growing fetish of digital positivism. Is it time to make the cloud a public utility?  

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Research Round-up

Date: 
September 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Research Round-up
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

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 @ queensu.ca) by Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

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SSC Seminar Series: Anthony Amicelle, Université de Montréal

Date: 
April 9, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Anthony Amicelle, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal

The Configuration of Financial Surveillance

The presentation aims to question dynamics of surveillance and control in relation to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. While the blurred notion of dirty money has become the meeting point of a constellation of interests, we argue that the configuration of financial surveillance works on the basis of a misapprehension. Here, misapprehension is the main condition of possibility rather than an obstacle to the mobilization against dirty money that produces unexpected effects.

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Krystle Maki, Queen's University

Date: 
March 26, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Krystle Maki, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

From Social Work to Agents of Surveillance: caseworkers' perspectives on welfare surveillance within ‘Ontario Works’

Drawing on the qualitative in-depth interviews from her doctoral research with OW caseworkers, Maki examines, from a human perspective, how caseworkers negotiate welfare surveillance. In other words, by focussing on the people behind the OW surveillance “apparatus”, she examines how policy is translated into the every day. In this way, the seminar explores how neoliberal subjectivity shapes caseworkers – and therefore, casework.

Everyone welcome!

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SSC Seminar Series: Drone Surveillance Research Group, Queen's University

Date: 
March 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Drone Surveillance Research Group, SSC, Queen's University

Surveillance Drones in Canada

The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) raises privacy concerns when used for surveillance purposes. The SSC is investigating UAVs in Canada to provide policy recommendations to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The report examines historical development, privacy sensitive aspects, marketing by manufacturers and public knowledge of UAV use.

Everyone welcome!

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