SSC Seminar Series

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Kiyoshi Abe

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

Kiyoshi Abe (Professor, visiting from the Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University)

De/Reconstructing Surveillance Studies? Comparative views of the Sapporo Olympics in 1972

In this presentation I will clarify the significance of comparative research in surveillance studies in three dimensions. Firstly, it is indispensable to engage in international comparative research so that we...

SSC Seminar Series: Francesca Menichelli

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

Francesca Menichelli (PhD candidate, visiting from the Department of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca)

Opening the Black Box of Video Surveillance

In the literature, open street CCTV is traditionally analyzed in two related ways. At the macro level, its diffusion is framed within a shift towards neoliberal urbanism. At the micro level, the day-to-day reality...

SSC Seminar Series: David Wall

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

David Wall (Professor, Department of Criminology, Durham University)

Surveillant Network Technologies and the Organization of Cybercrime

In recent years a number of changes have occurred in the cybercrime threat landscape which constitute a step change in the level of danger posed by cybercrimes to individual, organisational and national security. These changes largely arise...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-Up

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 1:30 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: Sami Coll

Sami Coll
Visiting Research Fellow
Surveillance Studies Centre
Queen’s University

“Consumers Under Surveillance: The Case of Loyalty Cards”

Wednesday, April 20th
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411 D405

This presentation will share some of the results of Coll's research on loyalty cards made in Switzerland. Firstly, it will show how much companies are taking advantage of this wealth of data. By challenging...

SSC Seminar Series: Christine Bruckert and Tuulia Law

“The Costs of Surveilling Sexual Morality: Sex Work and the State”

** Please note time change to 12:00**

D216 Mac-Corry Hall
Queen's University

Christine Bruckert
Professor
Department of Criminology
University of Ottawa

Tuulia Law
MA Candidate
Institute of Women’s Studies
University of Ottawa


Both in its intent and its effect, the surveillance of sex workers does not promote their...

SSC Seminar Series: Ozgun Topak

Ozgun E. Topak
PhD Candidate
Sociology
Queen's University

Wednesday, March 16
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411
** Please note the day change to Wednesday**

E-Bordering the EU: Border is Everywhere

The implementation of the new identification technologies in the European Union such as new database systems and electronic ID cards challenge the conventional understanding of the border...

SSC Seminar Series: Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Queen's University

Wednesday, March 2nd
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411
** Please note the day change to Wednesday**

“Surveillance, provocation and the politics of protests in Canada during the 1970s”

By all accounts, Douglas Durham and Warren Hart were unaware of each other’s presence; yet they share a common...

SSC Seminar Series: Gavin Smith and Stephanie Nairn

Gavin Smith, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia; and

Stephanie A Nairn, MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University

Wednesday, February 16th
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411
** Please note the day change to Wednesday**

“Surveillance as Symbolic Resource: On the Representations of Surveillance in the Culture Industries”

This presentation critically analyses...

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