Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize - Winner Announced

Congratulations to Torin Monahan, whose book Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity is the winner of this year’s inaugural SSN Book Prize!

New issue of Surveillance & Society, Vol. 8 Issue 4

Open Issue , featuring articles, opinion pieces, book reviews, and a special debate section on privacy.

New Book - Security Games

Congratulations to Colin Bennett and Kevin Haggerty on their new book Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events , published by Taylor & Francis .

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surveillance and Security

Postdoctoral Fellowship in 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 variations...

New issue of Surveillance & Society out now:

Marketing, Consumption and Surveillance , edited by Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick

Surveillance & Society : the international journal of surveillance studies

Out now: Issue 8(3) : Marketing, Consumption and Surveillance edited by Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick

Featuring six new articles:

Mark B Andrejevic - Surveillance and Alienation in the Online Economy Christian Fuchs...

Season's Greetings from the SSC

The solstice is past and in the northern hemisphere things are brightening from today. It may be chilly in most parts of Canada, which is all the more reason for sending warmest wishes to all involved in the Surveillance Studies Centre. Several publications have appeared this year including the long-awaited edited collection from the GPD project: ...

New Book - Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine

Congratulations to Elia Zureik, David Lyon, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and all the contributors on their new book Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine , now available from Routledge .

Applications now accepted for 2011 SSSS

The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 16 - 21 May 2011 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The application deadline is 11 February 2011.


The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience that addresses key issues of surveillance studies in ways that enhance the participants' own research...

Malcolm Thorburn awarded Canada Research Chair

Congratulations to Malcolm Thorburn who has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Constitution, Crime and Security.

Malcolm Thorburn is based in the Faculty of Law at Queen's. His work sets out to build a new foundation for debates about the legitimacy of security operations. Debates on a variety of issues – from the privatization of policing to...

UK Information Commissioner Reports on the state of Surveillance

UK Information Commissioner reports to Parliament on the state of surveillance, based on an update report on developments since 2006 authored by SSN members.

On Thursday 11th November, Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner, sent his report on the state of surveillance and recommendations for action to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee. His report includes the SSN-authored ‘An...