David Lyon

Film Screening and Discussion with David Lyon

David Lyon is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Professor of Sociology and Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Credited with spearheading the field of “Surveillance Studies”, Lyon has produced a steady stream of books and articles which have been translated into over 18 languages.

Congratulations to David Lyon - SSHRC Insight Award Winner 2015

SSHRC’s Insight Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or team whose project has made a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

Edward Snowden speaking at Queen's

On Thursday November 12th , the Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA) is presenting Edward Snowden as keynote speaker for the Queen’s Model United Nations Invitational.

The talk runs from 6:30 pm to 8pm – doors open at 6pm – with a 45 minute keynote address by Snowden about the changing nature of surveillance and current state of espionage, followed by a 35 minute question period moderated by Dr. David Lyon of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s .

SSC awarded $2.5 million SSHRC grant

Queen’s University professor and Surveillance Studies Centre director David Lyon (Sociology) has been awarded $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research into the vulnerabilities generated by big data surveillance.

New book: Surveillance After Snowden

In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of ’security’.

In this compelling account, surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of...

Citizenfour Film Screening

Special screening: Monday January 26 @ 7pm

You are invited to a special screening in Kingston of the new documentary about Edward Snowden, Citizenfour , followed by a guest talk by David Lyon.

The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street (2nd floor)

Monday, January 26, 7pm

Film admission prices are $8 - $9. Cash only.

Regular...

Professor David Lyon named to UK academy

Queen’s University professor David Lyon (Sociology) was recently inducted as an academician into the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in the United Kingdom. By Anne Craig, Communications Officer, Queen's News Centre

Sept 17, 2013: Queen’s University professor David Lyon (Sociology) was recently inducted as an academician into the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in the United Kingdom. This year...

David Lyon awarded Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award

David Lyon ( Sociology ) has been honoured with The Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Dr. Lyon, director of the Surveillance Studies Centre , is the first Queen’s professor to earn the society’s top award. “There are two ways this recognition is particularly pleasing,” says Dr. Lyon. “One is that it’s good that members...

Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

Edited by Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty, David Lyon Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the...

New book: Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance

co-edited by Aaron Doyle (Carleton), Randy Lippert (Windsor) and David Lyon (Queen's).

Eyes Everywhere provides the first international perspective on the development of camera surveillance. It scrutinises the quiet but massive expansion of camera surveillance around the world in recent years, focusing especially on Canada, the UK and the USA but also including less-debated but important contexts...