SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire

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

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

It is often taken for granted that the nation-state played a leading role in the development of modern surveillance. But what about commercial surveillance? This presentation addresses one of the most sophisticated private-sector surveillance networks in American history, credit reporting agencies, and highlights...

SSC Seminar Series: Rachel Dubrofsky, University of South Florida

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

SSC Seminar Series: Vincent Mosco

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...

SSC Research Round-up

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 @...

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

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Anthony Amicelle, Université de Montréal

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Krystle Maki, Queen's University

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...

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

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Queen's University

Wednesday, February 26: 12h30-14h00 Macdonald Hall 100 [note change of venue]
Adam Molnar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

The Rise of Drones in Canada and the United States: policy contours and militarizing currents

This talk examines policy-networks, laws, and socio-political practices that mediate how authorities in Canada and the US are adopting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Comparing trends between...

SSC Seminar Series: Scott Thompson, Queen's University

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 13h15-14h30, Mac Corry D411 [note change of time]
Scott Thompson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

Social Sorting in the Pre-Electronic Era: surveillance, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the (re)production of the “Drunken Indian” stereotype in Ontario, 1927-1952

This seminar investigates the technologies and rationalities that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario deployed in...

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