Surveillance Studies Centre

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...

PhD Student Position in Critical Media/Communication Studies at Uppsala University

Uppsala University invites applications for a PhD position in Media and Communication Studies , available as of January 1st, 2011.

This position is for 5 years and will be based in the Department of Informatics and Media.

The candidate will participate in the department’s ongoing research in the field of web 2.0/social media/social networking sites & economic...

Call for PhD Applications at the University of Victoria

Two PhD stipends, funded through grants received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and beginning in September 2011, are available in the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria to work on two projects under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bennett.

Students will be responsible for conducting research on the surveillance and privacy implications...

OPC 2010 Draft Consultations Report - Call for Comments

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner invites comments on a draft report of their Consumer Privacy Consultations held earlier this year.

Post-doc position at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The centre for Law Science Technology and Society Studies (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a vacancy for a 0.4 postdoctoral researcher for the EU-funded research project, Security Impact Assessment Measure (SIAM).

LSTS is a partner in SIAM, which aims to develop a toolkit for decision-makers in the field of security, integrating STS research methodologies...