Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017 “Surveillance in the Big Data Era” 15 June – 21 June Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Surveillance Studies has become a key way of understanding the contemporary world, and the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has been one of the driving forces behind the growth of this transdisciplinary field. For...

Congratulations to David Murakami Wood

Royal Society of Canada recognizes five Queen’s University faculty members in the New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program.

Surveillance Studies Centre member David Murakami Wood is one of five Queen’s University faculty members that have been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program. The new program recognizes an emerging generation of...

Surveillance Studies PhDs Sought

Two Scholarships at the PhD level ( starting September 2016 ) are available in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University to work on a project, funded through a SSHRC Partnership Grant on “Big Data Surveillance” under the supervision of David Lyon and/or David Murakami Wood . The project is a multi-disciplinary and comparative analysis of the development and impact of big data analytics in many domains: security, consumer, health, welfare, electoral, intelligence, employment and others.The project is coordinated through the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.

Congratulations to David Lyon - SSHRC Insight Award Winner 2015

SSHRC’s Insight Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or team whose project has made a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

SSC awarded $2.5 million SSHRC grant

Queen’s University professor and Surveillance Studies Centre director David Lyon (Sociology) has been awarded $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research into the vulnerabilities generated by big data surveillance.

SSC Special Guest Speaker: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

'Militarized Surveillance and Palestinian Childhood'

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 12:30-2:00pm

Jeffrey 234

Through an examination of the trapped condition of...

The New Transparency - Final Report

The New Transparency: Surveillance as Social Sorting, was a Major Research Collaborative Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada from 2008-2015. For a summary of the past 7 years of research results, see: http://www.sscqueens.org/Project_News

Register today for the next Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar!

The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience that addresses key issues of surveillance studies in ways that enhance the participants' own research projects, as well as providing a unique national and international networking opportunity.

Deadline is 27 March 2015.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada June 6 - 14, 2015

“Inspiring” -- 2013 SSSS participant...

New Issue of Surveillance & Society Now Out

Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize 2014

The SSN Annual Book Prize 2014, for the best surveillance studies monograph published in 2013, has been awarded to Oliver Leistert for From Protest to Surveillance: The Political Rationality of Mobile Media (Peter Lang).

The committee’s decision was a unanimous one. Leistert’s work was praised for: “the combination of empirical work with theoretical insight and the...

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