Surveillance Studies Centre

Applications now accepted for 2011 SSSS

The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 16 - 21 May 2011 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The application deadline is 11 February 2011.

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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...

Malcolm Thorburn awarded Canada Research Chair

Congratulations to Malcolm Thorburn who has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Constitution, Crime and Security.

Malcolm Thorburn is based in the Faculty of Law at Queen's. His work sets out to build a new foundation for debates about the legitimacy of security operations. Debates on a variety of issues – from the privatization of policing to...

UK Information Commissioner Reports on the state of Surveillance

UK Information Commissioner reports to Parliament on the state of surveillance, based on an update report on developments since 2006 authored by SSN members.

On Thursday 11th November, Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner, sent his report on the state of surveillance and recommendations for action to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee. His report includes the SSN-authored ‘An...

PhD Student Position in Critical Media/Communication Studies at Uppsala University

Uppsala University invites applications for a PhD position in Media and Communication Studies , available as of January 1st, 2011.

This position is for 5 years and will be based in the Department of Informatics and Media.

The candidate will participate in the department’s ongoing research in the field of web 2.0/social media/social networking sites & economic...

Call for PhD Applications at the University of Victoria

Two PhD stipends, funded through grants received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and beginning in September 2011, are available in the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria to work on two projects under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bennett.

Students will be responsible for conducting research on the surveillance and privacy implications...

OPC 2010 Draft Consultations Report - Call for Comments

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner invites comments on a draft report of their Consumer Privacy Consultations held earlier this year.

Post-doc position at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The centre for Law Science Technology and Society Studies (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a vacancy for a 0.4 postdoctoral researcher for the EU-funded research project, Security Impact Assessment Measure (SIAM).

LSTS is a partner in SIAM, which aims to develop a toolkit for decision-makers in the field of security, integrating STS research methodologies...

Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize

The Surveillance Studies Network is pleased to announce its first scholarly book prize, recognizing the world’s best English language 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 2010 publication date. Nominations are accepted from...

Brockington Visitor: N. Katherine Hayles

The Surveillance Studies Centre is pleased to welcome N. Katherine Hayles to Queen's University as the 2010-11 Brockington Visitor.

N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of Literature at Duke University, teaches and writes on the relations of science, technology and literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics ...

SSC and NewT welcome new Research Associate

Sarah Cheung has taken over the role of Research Associate from Emily Smith, who has begun a year-long maternity leave.

Sarah's professional experience includes editorial roles at The Economic Journal and Nature Publishing Group, as well as positions in media and marketing. She has an MSc from the London School of Economics.

As Research Associate, Sarah supports...

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