Surveillance Studies Centre

Book on GPD International Survey Results Published!

Surveillance, Privacy, and the Globalization of Personal Information: International Comparisons now available from McGill-Queen’s University Press.

The world has become familiar with the unprecedented growth of surveillance after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but a com­prehensive analysis of the public’s opinion of how their privacy is being protected or invaded has been unavailable – until now. Surveillance, Privacy,...

Cities Under Seige

Congratulations to Stephen Graham on his new publication Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism , Verso, May 2010.

Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure...

Post-doctoral fellowship

on Surveillance and Security: “Exploring U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fusion Centers."

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Vanderbilt University is seeking a postdoctoral-level scholar for a research project on the social, legal, and technical dimensions of DHS “fusion centers.” This project will document and evaluate the information sharing practices of fusion centers, with a focus on...

New Deep Packet Inspection website

A new website on deep packet inspection in Canada is now online: . Deep packet inspection is a networking technology that ISPs use to garner actionable network intelligence about their customers' data traffic.

The technology was at the center of last year's network management/net neutrality hearings by the CRTC, and has been used by American and British...

PhD Studentship

The Open University Business School in conjunction with The New Transparency project invites applications for a PhD scholarship, based at the Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, in its ESRC recognized Research Degrees Programme.

The Open University Business School in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded ‘New Transparency: Surveillance and...

New Book - Surveillance Society in the Global South

Congratulations to Nelson Arteaga Botello on his recent publication Sociedad de la vigilancia en Sur-Global ( Surveillance Society in the Global South ) Mexico: Miguel Angel Porrua and UAEM, 2009.

New Book - Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity

Congratulations to Torin Monahan on his new publication Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity . New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, (2010).

Threats of terrorism, natural disaster, identity theft, job loss, illegal immigration, and even biblical apocalypse -- all are perils that trigger alarm in people today. Although there may be a factual basis for...

Call for Papers: The Political Economy of Surveillance

A Research Workshop Open University Business School, UK Sept 9 – 12 2010

500 word abstracts for original academic papers on the Political Economy of Surveillance should be sent to the co-organizers: Dr Kirstie Ball , Open University Business School and Professor Laureen Snider , Department of Sociology, Queen’s University. The deadline for proposals is April 30th, 2010....

New Book- Schools Under Surveillance

Congratulations to Torin Monahan & Rodolfo D. Torres (editors) on their new book: Schools Under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Education


Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their data—it...

Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's U

A proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval. 22 October 2009. I am pleased to report that our proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval from Queen’s principal Daniel Woolf. A Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC), replacing but building on the former Surveillance Project, will...