SSC Seminar Series

Public Event: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York)

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family...

SSC Seminar Series: Karen Rees-Milton (School of Applied Science and Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Karen Rees-Milton (Computer Programmer Analyst, School of Applied Science and Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Joint Seminar with the Centre for Advanced Computing 

Laboratory Information Management: The Possibilities of Ethical Data Systems and Algorithm

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

12 – 1 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

The first portion of the seminar consists of an in-depth presentation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of...

SSC Seminar Series: Cynthia Khoo (Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)

Uninstalling Fear: What Can the Law Do about Stalkerware Surveillance and Abuse

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Stalkerware is a form of mobile spyware app that is closely tied to intimate partner abuse, and is widely available, affordable, and easily purchased online. Often, such apps are branded as "child safety" or "employee monitoring" apps, though sometimes they...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-up

Surveillance Studies Centre

Seminar Series

Research Round-up

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

The aim of the SSC Research Round-up 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!


SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar (Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Australia)

Intimate Surveillance, Institutionalizing Control: Researching stalkerware as an apparatus of socio-technical control

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Consumer spyware is a tool that facilitates covert tracking, interception, and remote access of an individual’s geo-locational information, communications (including emails, texts, social media activities, and keystroke logging) or a device’s microphone and cameras, including stored images or...

SSC Seminar Series: Nasma Ahmed (Digital Justice Lab)

Nasma Ahmed 

Alternative "Futures"

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
, 12:30 – 2 pm, 
Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


We will be exploring how we can shape and explore "the future" when the world feels like absolute crap. We will be working together to create a small guide that can help us check in with each other and ourselves during these trying times.   

About the Speaker:

Nasma Ahmed...