Debra Mackinnon

Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Debra Mackinnon entered the PhD sociology program in the fall of 2014. With an interest in criminology and sociology she received her BA (Honours) (2012) and MA (2014) from Simon Fraser University. Her MA thesis titled 'The Criminalization of Political Dissent: A critical discourse analysis of Occupy Vancouver and Bill C-309' focuses on pre-emptive formal social control tactics. Broadly, her research interests include: power and regulation, surveillance, securitization, urban policy mobility, political economy and critical legal theory. Her PhD project focuses on urban governance and managerialism by investigating the creation and legitimization of public-private surveillance networks and the adoption of big data practices in Canadian cities.


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