SSC Seminar Series

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
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
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...

SSC Seminar Series: Sharry Aiken

“Surveillance and ‘Social Sorting’ at the Canadian Border”

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

Sharry Aiken
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Queen’s University

While Canada has deployed interdiction measures aimed to deter "spontaneous arrivals" at the Canadian border for decades, the government's recent response to the arrival...

SSC Seminar Series: Alanur Çavlin Bozbeyoğlu

The Provincial Information and Security System in Istanbul

Alanur Çavlin Bozbeyoğlu

Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
12:30 - 13:30pm
Mac-Corry Hall, Room D-411

Camera surveillance is becoming a usual part of everyday life in Turkey. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras became visible initially in the private sphere primarily in banks, retail stores, and shopping malls starting in...

SSC Seminar Series: Darren Palmer and Ian Warren

Darren Palmer
Associate Professor
School of History Heritage and Society
Deakin University

Ian Warren
Senior Lecturer
School of History Heritage and Society
Deakin University

"Media, Surveillance and Combating Violence in a Regional Night-Time Economy"

Thursday, November 11th
12:30 pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

This presentation discusses the intersections between a brutal rape, a regional Australian newspaper's 'outrage' at the...

SSC Seminar Series: Gemma Galdon Clavell

Gemma Galdon Clavell

PhD Candidate

Institut de Govern I Politiques Publiques

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

“Surveillance in the global city: local processes, global trends and uncritical policy borrowing (the case of Barcelona)”

Thursday, October 28th

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

The talk will address the need to understand surveillance in the broader context of urban policy...

SSC Seminar Series: N. Katherine Hayles

Databases, Postindustrial Knowledge Work, and Hall's The Raw Shark Texts

N. Katherine Hayles

2010-11 Brockington Visitor
Duke University

Thursday, October 21, 2010
12:30 - 1:30pm
Kingston Hall Room 201

In discussing databases, Alan Liu makes the point that they conform to the requirements of postindustrial knowledge work, namely that it be transformable, automated, and autonomously mobile. This talk explores the implications...

SSC Seminar Series - Research Roundup

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...