SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Rafael Barreto de Castro

Mac-Corry Hall D-411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Security Dispositifs: government performances articulated to video cameras in Rio de Janeiro

The main objective of Barreto de Castro's study is to make a socio-technical analysis of the forms of government in their relations with video surveillance, especially regarding its practices in the Operation Centre of Rio de Janeiro (for civil contingencies) and in...

SSC Seminar Series: Ian Warren, Deakin University

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30pm to 2pm

Zonal Regulation, Surveillance and Public (Re-)Ordering

Ian Warren
PhD
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Deakin University

Wednesday, September 19

This presentation examines the administrative powers enabling Australian police and private security agents to ban disorderly or violent people from designated urban business and entertainment zones. These approaches to securitization are slowly reconfiguring the idea of...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Roundup

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Kick off the new SSC Seminar Series at our annual Research Round-up.

This meeting, traditionally the kick-off to the SSC Seminar Series at Queen's University, will give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update others on recent and ongoing research as it relates to the Surveillance...

SSC Seminar Series: Laureen Snider

Laureen Snider, Professor emeritus
Sociology, Queen's University
Co-investigator, The New Transparency

Surveillance, Stock Markets and Everyday Life

Wednesday, April 4
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Mac-Corry Room D411, Queen's University

This presentation examines the transformation of stock market trading through surveillance technologies and the theoretical, cultural and political effects of this transition. Market trading today is conducted via algorithms through banks of computers...

SSC Seminar Series: Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith, PhD candidate
Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Surveillance and Prosperity Partnerships: An Examination of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, 2005-2009

Wednesday, March 7
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Mac-Corry Room D411, Queen's University

Prosperity partnerships have become instrumental networks for the continued development of border surveillance and screening measures, effectively allowing neoliberal business interests to influence...

SSC Seminar Series: Lucas Melgaço

Lucas Melgaço, PhD
Visiting post-doctoral fellow, SSC

Students under control: rationalization of educational spaces through surveillance practices

Wednesday, February 8
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Mac-Corry Room D411, Queen's University

Several educational institutions, from kindergartens to universities and from different geographical contexts, are experiencing an increase in surveillance practices. CCTV cameras, ID cards, integrated databases, email data collection, internet tracking, audits and performance evaluations...

SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Monaghan

Jeffrey Monaghan, PhD candidate
Dept of Sociology, Queen's University

Terror Carceralism: Surveillance and Punishment of Terror Convicts in Canada

Wednesday, January 25
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Mac-Corry D411

The Canadian government has convicted 15 individuals for terrorism offences under criminal provisions introduced in the 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act. Consequently, Canadian penal authorities have developed numerous surveillance and security practices to target this new –...

SSC Seminar Series: Michel Doiron

Michel Doiron
Senior Review Officer
Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner (Ottawa, Ontario)

“The National Security Apparatus in Canada from 1945 to the Present: Legal Framework, Changes, Challenges and Accountability Mechanisms”

Wednesday, January 11
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Mac-Corry D209 NEW LOCATION

Since the revelations of a Soviet cipher clerk named Igor Gouzenko in 1945, the national security apparatus...

SSC Seminar Series: George Lovell

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

George Lovell (Professor, Department of Geography, Queen's University)


The Archive That Never Was: State Terror and Historical Memory in Guatemala

Between 1961 and 1996, armed conflict in Guatemala, according to the findings of a United Nations Truth Commission, claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, many of them the targets...

SSC Seminar Series: Jianjun Liu

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Jianjun Liu (PhD, visiting from the Faculty of Law, Shandong University of Political Science and Law)

An Introduction to the Laws on Public Video Surveillance (PVS) in the People’s Republic of China (Mainland)

In the context of ‘Comprehensive Governance of Public Order and Security’ specifically based on the Safe City...

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