Surveillance Studies Centre

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...

Call for Papers -Surv and Society Conference

A Global Surveillance Society? The Fourth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference

Supported by the Living in Surveillance Societies (LISS) COST Action and the Surveillance Studies Network

City University London, UK April 13 – 15, 2010 Overview:

Surveillance has become a ubiquitous feature of living in the global north, with citizens routinely monitored by a...

New MA in Surveillance Studies

City University London now offer an MA in Surveillance Studies.

Surveillance studies is a rapidly expanding research field which investigates the wide-ranging role of surveillance in social, cultural, economic and governmental processes.

The MA, the first of its kind in the world, builds on the research strengths of the sociology department and is delivered by leading...

Call for Papers on Surveillance and Society

XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology 11-17 July 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden Session 1: Surveillance and Popular Culture

This session will analyze overlaps between popular media representations of surveillance and actual surveillance practices. Attention will be given to the role of media in translating public concerns over new surveillance systems and the influence of media upon the...

Call for Participants

Preempting Dissent: Open Sourcing Secrecy

An Open Source Documentary Film Project Call for Videos, Testimonials, Photographs, and other Audio Visual Materials This project examines new forms of social control including the proliferation of Tasers and the rise of “no-fly” and watch-lists. We are seeking contributions to this project in the form of video, still images, and testimonials. This content...

Mat Johnson wins essay prize

Mat Johnson is the 2008-09 winner of a new Essay Contest established by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

The paper entitled "Protecting Privacy in Public: The Need for Public Surveillance Regulation in Canada", was written under the supervision of Professor Art Cockfield, who encouraged Mat to enter this new essay contest. Mat will receive $2,500 for...