Jessica Percy Campbell

PhD Candidate, University of Victoria

Jessica Percy Campbell

After pursuing a BA in Honours Sociology and an MA in Sociology at Concordia University, Jessica Percy Campbell joined the Political Science department at the University of Victoria in September 2017. In lieu of her research interests on digital technology and surveillance, she received a PhD fellowship to work on the “Big Data Surveillance” project under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bennett.

 

Jessica’s past work has explored digital surveillance in the post-Snowden era, using the Snowden documents as a guide toward understanding covert mass surveillance practices in the US and Canada. Currently, her research surrounds surveillance capitalism, the politics of the internet, and the future of digital privacy. The aim is to work alongside privacy advocate groups to unveil the hidden consequences of surveillance on social networking websites. She also aims to work with tech developers to uncover how encryption software may be used as a tool against the growing corporatization of the web, and how digital privacy can become more accessible through the innovation of user-friendly platforms. 

 

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