SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Benjamin Muller

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

Benjamin Muller, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, King's University College and Centre for American Studies, Western University

Towards a ‘Ferocious Architecture’: preliminary reflections on the Sonoran borderlands

To what extent has the amplification of border security surveillance and identification technologies contributed to reconstructed and rearticulated architectures of borders and borderlands? How do these...

SSC Seminar Series: Alex Mitchell

Mac-Corry Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:00 - 1:00 pm

The Myth of the Moustachioed Marketer? Marketers’ experiences of surveillance
Alex Mitchell, PhD candidate, School of Business, Queen's University

This presentation explores the surveillance aspects of contemporary marketing practices through a discussion of the experiences of marketers. Recent empirical findings suggest marketers feel overwhelmed and unprepared to effectively understand and respond to the...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Roundup

Mac-Corry Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 1:30 pm

We kick off the new term on Wednesday, September 11, 12.30pm-1.30pm, in the Sociology Lounge, Mac-Corry D411. The aim of the meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty, and to update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies....

SSC Seminar Series: Amelia Cheston, Dept of Sociology

Amelia Cheston, MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

The Price of Loyalty: risks and rewards of personal information handling

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Consumer surveillance, seen in the social sorting capabilities of loyalty marketing, is gendered. Men and women are targeted in different ways by different marketing schemes, depending on the calculated value of their digital profiles....

SSC Seminar Series: Helen Nissenbaum, NYU and 2013 Brockington Visitor

Helen Nissenbaum
Professor
New York University
Media, Culture, and Communication & Computer Science
Director, Information Law Institute and
2013 Brockington Visitor

DIY Privacy Through Obfuscation

Tuesday, March 19
Mac-Corry Hall, Room D207
12.30pm-2pm

Data obfuscation promises relief against powerful machinations of aggregation, mining, and profiling. As a form of DIY privacy protection it circumvents the individual's dependence on corporate and governmental actors, whose...

SSC Seminar Series: Amanda Glasbeek and Emily Van der Meulen

Amanda Glasbeek, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, York University and

Emily van der Meulen, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University



Gendering Video Surveillance in Toronto: CCTV and women’s sense of urban security



Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

This talk draws on primary data from a Toronto-based, mixed-methods study with 50 women, and offers insights on...

SSC Seminar Series: Özgün Topak, Department of Sociology

Özgün Topak, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Surveillance, Resistance and Subjectivity at the Greece-Turkey Border

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

The Greece-Turkey border has become the main point of irregular entry into the EU. While surveillance at many levels has expanded over the years, the humanitarian crisis has also escalated. This presentation discusses the ways in which...

SSC Seminar Series: Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa

Valerie Steeves, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa



Life in the Fish Bowl: kids attitudes about online surveillance



Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Findings from qualitative interviews with young people between the ages of 11 and 17 and their parents suggest that young people feel that they are under constant surveillance online by parents, teachers and corporations,...

SSC Seminar Series: Jay Handelman, Queen's School of Business

Jay Handelman, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research, School of Business, Queen's University

The Multi-Directionality of Surveillance in the Consumer Space

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Consistent with traditional concerns about surveillance, a current trend in Retailing is the analytics of “Big Data” as companies analyze mountains of consumer data in order to track and anticipate the consumer’s...

SSC Seminar Series: Malcolm Thorburn, Faculty of Law

Malcolm Thorburn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

Identification, Surveillance and Profiling: on the use and abuse of citizen data

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

This seminar addresses some concerns that have arisen recently about national identification schemes (such as the now-abandoned UK scheme). It distinguishes between (1) identification, (2) surveillance (understood very narrowly), and (3) profiling. Although...

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