Surveillance Studies Centre

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...

SSC awarded OPC funds

The Surveillance Studies Centre is a recipient of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's 2010- 11 Contributions Program, which funds privacy research and public education initiatives. The SSC project is entitled The Private Sector, National Security and Personal Data and will examine the role of the private sector in Canadian national security programs at the border and in airports....

Research Associate position

The Surveillance Studies Centre is seeking a Research Associate (12 month contract).

The closing date for the competition is 11 June 2010. You may find the details of the position here .

Book on GPD International Survey Results Published!

Surveillance, Privacy, and the Globalization of Personal Information: International Comparisons now available from McGill-Queen’s University Press.

The world has become familiar with the unprecedented growth of surveillance after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but a com­prehensive analysis of the public’s opinion of how their privacy is being protected or invaded has been unavailable – until now. Surveillance, Privacy,...

Cities Under Seige

Congratulations to Stephen Graham on his new publication Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism , Verso, May 2010.

Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure...

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