SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Deakin University, Australia

Computer Network Operations and ‘Rule-with-Law’ in Australia and Canada
. Location: MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge). Computer Network Operations (CNOs) refer to government intrusion and/or interference with information communication infrastructures for the purposes of law enforcement and security intelligence. This presentation argues that while the domestic application of CNOs may be ‘lawful’ in Canada and Australia, their use is subject to ‘counter-law’ developments that undermine rule-of-law and threaten democratic freedoms.

SSC Seminar Series: Elia Zureik, Queen's University

Elia Zureik, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

"Big Data in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries"

Location: Ellis Hall Room 226

12:30-2:00pm

Elia Zureik's interest in the state of Qatar and big data is related to his work on surveillance, the Third World and colonialism. Qatar has the highest per capita income approximating $100,000 annually, and is a heavy user of information technology....

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-Up

The aim of this meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies. Please come prepared to discuss your current work. Pizza provided!

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Joan Sharpe (surveill @ queensu.ca) by Tuesday, September 13, 2016. 

Location: MacCorry D411 (Sociology...

SSC Seminar Series: Ann Cavoukian

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

SSC Seminar Series: Val Steeves

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411D216

12:30- 2:00 pm

Prying Open the Black Box: What Hello Barbie Can Tell Us About Behavioural Advertising

This talk unpacks the development of Barbie from toy to website to robot, and analyzes the privacy implications of embedding corporate data collection into a child’s imagination through real-time conversations with artificial intelligence software.

Everyone welcome!

SSC Seminar Series: Alana Saulnier

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411
12:30- 2:00 pm

The surveilled subject’s experience: Looking for consistencies

Surveillance studies has been somewhat inattentive to the perspective of the surveilled subject. It is the functioning of the surveillance apparatus, not the relatively inconsequential subject, which has tended to frame the focus of surveillance inquiries; leaving understandings of surveilled subjects’ experiences relatively limited. This research...

SSC Seminar Series: David Murakami Wood

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411
12:30- 2:00 pm

Smart City, Surveillance City: human flourishing in a data-driven urban world

David Murakami Wood
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies

‘Smart cities’ are characterized by pervasive and distributed sensor networks generating big data for forms of centralized urban management, drawing together such previously unconnected infrastructural systems as video surveillance, meteorological stations, traffic...

SSC Seminar Series: Norma Möllers

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

Surveillance technology and neoliberal technoscience

Norma Möllers

Assistant Professor, Queen's University

What happens when governments enroll scientists to contribute to proliferating surveillance? Based on an ethnographic study of the development of an automated CCTV system, I will talk about the sometimes quite creative ways in which scientists may push back, and how this is tied to...

SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Monaghan and Adam Molnar

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

“The future of terrorism?”: Radicalization theories and Muslim Profiling

Jeffrey Monaghan,Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, and
Adam Molnar,Department of Criminology, Deakin University, Australia

Examining Canadian counter-terrorism training programs, this talk details how the search for radicalization indicators reaffirms preemptive and discriminatory policing practices. While academic theories of radicalization and national security officials insist indicators-based...

SSC Seminar Series: George Lovell and Fredy Peccerelli

Location: Stirling Hall 414
12:30 - 2pm

A Dance with the Death Dossier: Complexities and Forensic Identifications of the Guatemalan Military Diary

Fredy Peccerelli, Director, Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG), and Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecturer, and George Lovell, Department of Geography, Queen's University

The Death Squad Dossier was founded in 1999, but the intricacies hidden within the codes were not clarified until...

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