David Murakami Wood

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

David Murakami Wood

Educated at Oxford and Newcastle in the UK, David Murakami Wood is currently Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies at Queen’s University in Ontario. He is a widely published specialist in the sociology and geography of surveillance and security in cities from a global comparative perspective, with a particular focus on Japan, Brazil, Canada and the UK. His current research focuses on security and surveillance in smart cities, and the project website can be found here: www.ubicity.ca. In 2013-14, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellow at Kwasei Gakuin University and Visiting Professor at Meiji University, in Japan. He is also an organizer in the field of surveillance studies as the Editor-in-Chief of the international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Surveillance & Society, www.surveillance-and-society.org, as well as a consultant and media commentator on surveillance issues.

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, David Murakami Wood is co-leading (with David Lyon) research Stream One: Security. This stream will examine the scope and impact of big data-dependent ‘national security’ surveillance of communications in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

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