Surveillance Studies Centre

New Book- Schools Under Surveillance

Congratulations to Torin Monahan & Rodolfo D. Torres (editors) on their new book: Schools Under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Education


Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their data—it...

Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's U

A proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval. 22 October 2009. I am pleased to report that our proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval from Queen’s principal Daniel Woolf. A Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC), replacing but building on the former Surveillance Project, will...

Call for Papers -Surv and Society Conference

A Global Surveillance Society? The Fourth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference

Supported by the Living in Surveillance Societies (LISS) COST Action and the Surveillance Studies Network

City University London, UK April 13 – 15, 2010 Overview:

Surveillance has become a ubiquitous feature of living in the global north, with citizens routinely monitored by a...

New MA in Surveillance Studies

City University London now offer an MA in Surveillance Studies.

Surveillance studies is a rapidly expanding research field which investigates the wide-ranging role of surveillance in social, cultural, economic and governmental processes.

The MA, the first of its kind in the world, builds on the research strengths of the sociology department and is delivered by leading...

Call for Papers on Surveillance and Society

XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology 11-17 July 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden Session 1: Surveillance and Popular Culture

This session will analyze overlaps between popular media representations of surveillance and actual surveillance practices. Attention will be given to the role of media in translating public concerns over new surveillance systems and the influence of media upon the...

Call for Participants

Preempting Dissent: Open Sourcing Secrecy

An Open Source Documentary Film Project Call for Videos, Testimonials, Photographs, and other Audio Visual Materials This project examines new forms of social control including the proliferation of Tasers and the rise of “no-fly” and watch-lists. We are seeking contributions to this project in the form of video, still images, and testimonials. This content...

Mat Johnson wins essay prize

Mat Johnson is the 2008-09 winner of a new Essay Contest established by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

The paper entitled "Protecting Privacy in Public: The Need for Public Surveillance Regulation in Canada", was written under the supervision of Professor Art Cockfield, who encouraged Mat to enter this new essay contest. Mat will receive $2,500 for...

SCAN Awarded OPC Funding

The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has awarded SCAN (Surveillance Cameras Awareness Network, an affiliated pan-Canadian group of The Surveillance Project) $50,000 to complete research and produce a report on Video Surveillance in Canada and to mount an international research workshop on the same theme.

Read the official OPC announcement here: ...

Privacy and Surveillance at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

New report available by Philip J. Boyle and Kevin D. Haggerty on Privacy Games: The Vancouver Olympics, Privacy and Surveillance . Prepared for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Under the Contributions Program, March 2009.

New Book: Lessons from the identity trail

Congratulations to Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves and Carole Lucock on their edited collection Lessons from the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society .

This book examines key questions about anonymity, privacy, and identity in an environment that increasingly automates the collection of personal information and relies upon surveillance to promote private and public sector...