SSC Seminar Series

A key component of our project are the research seminars we regularly hold throughout the academic term to draw other co-investigators, students, and partners together for round-table discussions.

Surveillance Studies Centre

The Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research on the growth of surveillance globally, exploring many aspects of contemporary monitoring, tracking, management and control. The SSC is also part of a broad network of surveillance research that is both multi-disciplinary and international.

Big Data Surveillance

The primary funding of the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). We are currently working on a five-year Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project funded by a SSHRC Parnership Grant. The Big Data Surveillance project examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in three linked streams: security, marketing, and governance.

The Latest News

Dr. Ogasawara Awarded Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Midori Ogasawara, who has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2019-2021. The Fellowship will be held at the University of Ottawa, under the supervision of... Read more about @title...

Call for Applications: Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2019

Are you a PhD student? Do you have PhD students? The next Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 17 - 22 June 2019 at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. This is... Read more about @title...

Proportional representation isn't all about the data

By Colin Bennett, Opinion, Times Colonist , November 4, 2018 Cambridge Analytica was a symptom of a pervasive belief that elections are now won with data, says Colin Bennett, a... Read more about @title...

Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance of many kinds is growing rapidly throughout the world and the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research to follow such developments.

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Projects

Big Data Surveillance

Big Data Surveillance

(20152020)

In the world of big data surveillance, huge amounts of data are sucked into systems that store, combine and analyze them, to create patterns and reveal trends that can be used for Security, Marketing and Governance
The New Transparency

The New Transparency

(20082015)

The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen.
Globalization of Personal Data

Globalization of Personal Data

(20032007)

An investigation of some of the many ways that personal data flow across borders, with a special focus on increased security concerns after 9/11, and the goal of highlighting and explaining the social, political and economic consequences of those flows.

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