SSC Seminar Series

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Agnieszka Leszczynski, Queen's University

Agnieszka Leszczynski, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, Queen's University

Gender, Privacy, and the Location-aware Present

Wednesday, January 22
12:30pm to 2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

This talk examines how the effects of the pervasive erosion of locational privacy – underwritten by the convergence of digital ICTs and location – are manifesting unevenly for individuals who embody different gender identities/positionalities, and why...

SSC Seminar Series: Mark Salter, University of Ottawa

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Mark Salter, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

The Owl and the Clock:
the surveillant assemblage and the intellectual

The relationship of surveillance studies scholars to politics has been a constant and productive site of tension and debate. Within the assemblage theory community, however, the question of engagement has been limited. This...

SSC Seminar Series: Alice Marwick

Mac-Corry Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 1:30 pm

Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Networked Privacy & Social Surveillance

Traditional models of privacy are individualistic, but networked data challenges how privacy operates. Social technologies enable people to widely share information about others without consent, and investigate what others are doing. This talk examines the relationship between social media,...

SSC Seminar Series: Didier Bigo and Elspeth Guild

Macdonald Hall 300 (Faculty of Law) NEW location
12:30 - 1:30 pm

November 6:
Didier Bigo, Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Elspeth Guild, Professor, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Implications of Cyber Mass Surveillance for Sovereignty, Security, Freedom, Fundamental Rights and Democracy after the revelation of the secret programs: PRISM, Tempora

What do we...

SSC Seminar Series: Peter Marks

Mac-Corry Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Peter Marks, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Sydney

The Meme They Couldn’t Hang: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and surveillance theory

The rocketing US sales of Nineteen Eighty-Four after Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations underline its centrality in the public imagination, against its more complex relationship with surveillance theory, from Rule’s foundational work...