Surveillance Studies Centre

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

Canadian university professors and graduate students are invited to submit by November 30, 2013 a research project on Privacy in the Age of Information. A panel will award $7,500 to the recipient of the Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship. For additional information, go to CIAJ’s website at .

Congratulations Amelia Cheston

News from Queen's Sociology department: "I am pleased to inform you that on June 24, 2013, Amelia Cheston successfully defended her Master’s thesis, “The Price of Loyalty: A Gendered Analysis of Consumer Surveillance”. Her supervisor was David Lyon and the members of the examining committee included Rob Beamish, chair and department head, Martin Hand as the internal examiner and Jay...

Call for Papers: Surveillance, Games and Play

Theme Issue of Surveillance & Society edited by: Jennifer R. Whitson and Bart Simon submission deadline: September 15th 2013 for publication March 2014.

The games we play on our computers, iPads, and video game consoles are watching us. They track our every online move and send data on who we are, how we play, and whom we...

Call for Papers: The Practice of Surveillance in the Arab World

Colonial versus Authoritarian Surveillance Special Issue of Omran, Autumn 2013 Deadline: April 30

Omran, a quarterly refereed journal of the social sciences and humanities which is published in Arabic by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar, invites submissions of scholarly papers to a special issue whose focus is the practice of surveillance in the...

POSITION AVAILABLE: Post-doctoral Fellowship

Applications for a Post-doctoral Fellowship are sought within a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded project on The New Transparency at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.

This is a seven-year Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) project (2008-2015). The successful applicant will be working with The New Transparency research team to support the online dissemination...

Congrats to David Murakami Wood and Kiyoshi Abe

On being awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship.

Congratulations to NewT members Kiyoshi Abe of Kwansei Gakuin University and David Murakami Wood of the SSC at Queen’s University who have just been awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship for David for his project, 'Surveillance in the...

SSC and NewT welcome new Research Associate

Anne Linscott will take over the role of Research Associate from Emily Smith, who will begin a year-long maternity leave at the end of January 2013.

Anne has varied editorial and communications experience, most recently with the now-completed Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project (EDG) here at Queen's University.

As Research Associate, Anne supports both the work...

Profile of Elia Zureik

Professor Emeritus Elia Zureik sees his most recent project – helping the Doha Institute establish a graduate program in sociology and anthropology – as a great blending of his strengths as a scholar. See

Call for Papers: Doing Surveillance Studies

Doing Surveillance Studies: Critical Approaches to Methods and Pedagogy

The Donald Gordon Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada May 30th – June 1st, 2013

500 word abstracts are due by December 1st, 2012 January 1, 2013 Presented by The New Transparency , a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Major Collaborative Research Initiative ...

Research Associate Position Available

The Surveillance Studies Centre seeks a full-time Research Associate (12 month contract), beginning January 2013.

Reporting to the Center Director, the SSC Research Associate facilitates collaborative research among Centre members and associated research teams. The Research Associate also performs direct research work, liaises with other researchers, and performs editorial work and bibliographic searches.

Further information, including how to...