postdoctoral fellow

Tommy Cooke

Tommy Cooke
Tommy Cooke

Post-doctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Canada

Tommy Cooke is a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC), Queen’s University. Tommy is leading a two-year empirical project that tracks the creation, circulation, and algorithmic treatment of a small set of GPS meta-data - from a smartphone, to the cloud. Supervised by Dr. David Lyon, "A Day in the Life of Meta-Data" exposes the pathways, transformations, and interpretations that seemingly innocuous bits of data undergo before they become puzzle pieces in consumer and security profiles. This interdisciplinary, team-based project is spearheaded by Queen's Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC), and involves social science theorists representing the fields of Critical Security Studies, International Political Sociology, Surveillance Studies, Critical Data Studies, and the Sociology of Technology. This project is a continuation of theoretical work conducted throughout the summer of 2018 at the Centre for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH in Bochum, Germany, which explored ongoing battles between Apple and iOS jailbreakers via a cybernetic epistemology.



Contact: tommy.cooke [at] queensu [dot] ca


Twitter: @whatsthatdata

Alix Johnson

Alix Johnson
Alix Johnson

Post-doctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Canada

Alix Johnson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University, affiliated with the Surveillance Studies Centre. She earned her PhD in 2018 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where her research traced the emerging data center industry in Iceland as a lens on questions of sovereignty, national identity, and imperial power. Her next project investigates technologies of surveillance and nation in the increasingly securitized Arctic North.

 

 

 

Welcome sava saheli singh

SSC and BDS extend a warm welcome to new Postdoctoral Fellow sava saheli singh . sava begins her postdoc at Queen's in January 2018. She will be developing innovative multi-media teaching and learning materials related to Big Data Surveillance, led by David Lyon and David Murakami Wood.