Daniel Trottier

2010-2012, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta

Daniel’s research focuses on the domestication of surveillance technologies. He successfully completed his PhD from the Department of Sociology at Queen’s Universityin December 2010. His doctoral research examined the rise of social media surveillance with Facebook as a case study.

Through a series of in-depth interviews with different kinds of Facebook users, Daniel considers the relation between individual, institutional, and market-led surveillance. He is expanding on this research by studying the continued growth of information and communication technologies in everyday life, and their consequences for visibility and social sorting.