Surveillance Studies Centre

Research Associate Position Available

The Surveillance Studies Centre seeks a full-time Research Associate (12 month contract), beginning January 2013.

Reporting to the Center Director, the SSC Research Associate facilitates collaborative research among Centre members and associated research teams. The Research Associate also performs direct research work, liaises with other researchers, and performs editorial work and bibliographic searches.

Further information, including how to...

POSITION AVAILABLE: Post-doctoral Fellowship

Applications for a Post-doctoral Fellowship are sought within a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded project on The New Transparency at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.

This is a seven-year Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) project (2008-2015). The successful applicant will be working with The New Transparency research team to develop online content related...

Call for PhD Studentship at Open University Business School

A fully funded full time PhD studentship in surveillance studies is available at the Open University Business School: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=6329

The closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2012 with interviews on the 26th September, and the start date is 1st January 2013 . The studentship is jointly funded by the OU and The...

First Annual SSC Newsletter

See Issue 1 (June 2012) of the SSC Newsletter here: http://www.sscqueens.org/about/newsletters

The newsletter highlights the work of the Centre over the past year, featuring stories and photos, the 2011-2012 seminar series, the Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN), the New Transparency Project (NewT), and visiting faculty, post-docs, students, SSC faculty, news and events.

David Lyon awarded Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award

David Lyon ( Sociology ) has been honoured with The Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Dr. Lyon, director of the Surveillance Studies Centre , is the first Queen’s professor to earn the society’s top award. “There are two ways this recognition is particularly pleasing,” says Dr. Lyon. “One is that it’s good that members...

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Surveillance Studies

The NewT project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position (two years in residence), starting September 2012 based in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

The fellow will be supervised by Professor Andrew Clement. The fellow will be expected to work on her/his own surveillance-related research and will also be involved in several collaborative research initiatives...

Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

Edited by Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty, David Lyon Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the...

Call for PhD Studentship at Open University

The New Transparency MCRI and the Open University Business School has a PhD studentship available for October 2012 on the topic of ‘the Surveillance Industrial Complex’. The studentship will be based at The Open University in Milton Keynes. Applications may address any angle of this wide ranging and interesting topic. To be eligible for the studentship you will need to...

Surveillance Studies Book Prize

The Surveillance Studies network is now accepting nominations for its second annual book prize, recognizing the world’s best English language scholarly book published on the topic of surveillance in the past year.

Nominated books must be an original (or newly translated) monograph (not an edited collection), and published in English with a 2011 publication date. Nominations are accepted from...

Call for Papers: "Surveillant Geographies"; deadline 20 January 2012

Royal Geographical Society-Insitute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, Edinburgh UK, 3-5th July 2012. Sponsored by the Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society

"Surveillant Geographies" Convened by David Murakami Wood (Queen's University, Ontario) and Steve Graham (Newcastle University) In this era of risk and security, surveillance is intensifying, expanding, rescaling and reterratorializing. New organisational practices, new technologies and...

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