SSC Seminar Series

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...

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...

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