Surveillance Studies Centre

Job opportunity

The Surveillance Project is looking for research assistance (student position) in the preparation of an edited collection on the topic of national identity cards.


If you have nothing to hide, do you have nothing to fear? Surveillance Awareness Week (SAW) 26 - 30 November 2007 at Queen's University.

Join The Surveillance Project for a week-long examination of our global surveillance society. Keep an eye out for lunchtime speakers, film screenings, and other special events all week long. Free and open to everyone.

Monday 26 November

12 - 1 pm: Why Watching Works: Surveillance in Daily Life David Lyon , Director, The Surveillance Project; Queen's Research Chair, Sociology; and Killam Fellow

Somehow, there's power in watching, but what is it? Whether literal watching (CCTV) or metaphorical watching (internet data trails) our daily lives are affected. Not only do our "private" spaces and activities become "public" -- we do things differently because we're watched. But does this mean that "they" have us in their grip? Not necessarily, but we may conform more, even as we continue to "make choices."

Chernoff Hall room 211

Tuesday 27 November

12 - 1 pm: Facebook and online surveillance: It could happen to you (and it probably does!)

New Surv Studies book

New Surveillance Studies book from Polity is now available.

Congratulations to David Lyon on his new book, Surveillance Studies: An Overview, now available from Polity Publishers.

Book Launch

"Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World" By Maureen Webb; March 20, 12 - 1pm, School of Policy Studies Room 202.

Intl Survey Research Workshop

The International Survey Research Workshop agenda is now available online.

National ID Cards Workshop

National ID Card Systems: an International Research Workshop organized by The Globalization of Personal Data Project (GPD) in association

The Watchers and the Watched

The Surveillance Project is pleased to present "The Watchers and the Watched: Surveillance in Film". Come join us Jan.