Associate Professor

Public Event: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York)

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:30 - 7:00pm

Robert Sutherland Hall Room 202

Abstract:

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally...

Fernanda Bruno

Professor Fernanda Bruno
Professor Fernanda Bruno

Associate Professor, Post-Graduation Program, Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fernanda Bruno is an Associate Professor at the Post-Graduation Program of Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the Director of the MediaLab.UFRJ and a Senior Researcher at the National Scientific Council (CNPq), Brazil. Bruno is also a Founding member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies - LAVITS, and she is the author of books, essays and articles on sociotechnical networks, subjectivity, cognition, visibility apparatuses and surveillance culture.

Twitter @fernandabruno

Kristin Veel

Professor Kristin Veel
Professor Kristin Veel

Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Kristin Veel is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her research is concerned with critical cultural studies of data and surveillance. Her work has focused on the impact of surveillance and datafication technologies on the contemporary cultural imagination, with a particular interest in film, art, literature as well as architecture. She has co-hosted the international network Negotiating (In)visibilities (2011-2014) and is currently principal investigator of the critical big data project Uncertain Archives at the University of Copenhagen (2015-2019), which has transitioned into a vibrant research collective that brings together scholars from across the world working on related projects. She has published the monograph Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and is co-editor of over ten collected volumes and special journal issues, most recently Architecture and Control (Leiden: Brill, 2018) with Annie Ring and Henriette Steiner. Among her recent journal publications are: Kristin Veel, ‘Make Data Sing: The Automation of Storytelling.’ Big Data and Society, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951718756686 and Kristin Veel & Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, ’Geolocating the stranger: the mapping of uncertainty as a configuration of matching and warranting techniques in dating apps’, Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, 10:3 (2018), 43-52, DOI: 10.1080/20004214.2017.1422924
 

Carrie B. Sanders

Dr. Carrie B. Sanders
Dr. Carrie B. Sanders

Director Centre for Research on Security Practices (CRSP), Associate Professor, Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Telephone: 
519.756.8228 x5870

Sharryn J. Aiken

Professor Sharryn J. Aiken
Professor Sharryn J. Aiken

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Canada

Sharry Aiken is an assistant professor in the faculty of law at Queen's University. She is the editor in chief of Refuge, Canada's Periodical on Refugees and is a past president of the Canadian Council for Refugees. In 2006 she represented a coalition of public interest groups, including the Canadian Council for Refugees and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, in an intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the cases of Charkaoui, Harkat and Almrei. Relevant publications include “Manufacturing ‘Terrorists’: Refugees, National Security and Canadian Law” (2000); “Of Gods and Monsters: National Security and Canadian Refugee Policy”, (2001); “Risking Rights: An Assessment of Canadian Border Security Policies” (2007); “From Slavery to Expulsion: Racism, Canadian Immigration Law and the Unfulfilled Promise of Modern Constitutionalism” (2007); and “National Security and Canadian Immigration: Deconstructing the Discourse of Trade-Offs” (forthcoming 2008). In 2007 she was awarded a SSHRC standard research grant for her project, Refugee Diasporas,“Homeland” Conflicts and the Impact of the Post-9/11 Security Paradigm.

Martin Hand

Professor Martin Hand
Professor Martin Hand

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

Martin Hand is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University. He has degrees in Applied Social Science, Cultural Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of York, UK. Before coming to Queen’s in 2004 he was a research associate in the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester, UK.

Martin Hand’s research tries to understand relationships between social theory and ordinary practice focused upon the consumption of technologies of varying kinds across a range of contexts. This has involved collaborative research on sustainable domestic technologies, Internet governance, use and appropriation, and most recently the rise and proliferation of digital photography. His research takes a largely ethnographic approach to studying consumption and use. His recent work has been about the shifting relationships between analogue and digital technologies. He is currently developing a new project which will look at how digitization relates to new mobilities in a range of institutional contexts.

He is currently completing a book called Ubiquitous Photography (forthcoming, Polity Press) stemming from the research on the digitization of photography. His previous book Making Digital Cultures: access, interactivity and authenticity (2008, Ashgate) focused upon how the ‘digital turn’ has been understood in theoretical and discursive terms and how such understandings have in turn shaped the ways in which institutions adopt and manage digitization. His co-authored book The Design of Everyday Life (2007, Berg) stems from collaborative research in the UK on intersections of technology, design and practice across a range of ordinary aspects of everyday life, such as kitchen renovation and DIY. He has also published in a range of journals and collections, including Theory, Culture & Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Environment and Planning.

David Murakami Wood

Professor David Murakami Wood
Professor David Murakami Wood

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

Educated at Oxford and Newcastle in the UK, David Murakami Wood is currently Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies at Queen’s University in Ontario. He is a widely published specialist in the sociology and geography of surveillance and security in cities from a global comparative perspective, with a particular focus on Japan, Brazil, Canada and the UK, and is also very interested in science fiction and the future of surveillance. His current research project, Ubicity, funded by by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), considers the place of surveillance and security in the development of smart cities in Canada, the UK and the USA. In 2013-14, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  (JSPS) Invitation Fellow at Kwansei Gakuin University and Visiting Professor at Meiji University, in Japan. He is also an organizer in the field of surveillance studies as Co-editor-in-Chief of the international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Surveillance & Society, as well as a consultant and media commentator on surveillance issues. As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, also funded by SSHRC, David Murakami Wood was co-leader (with David Lyon) of research Stream One: Security, and is the co-editor of the first publication from the BDS project, Security Intelligence and Surveillance in the Big Data Age, coming in 2019 from UBC press. He has now moved to co-lead Stream Three, on Governance, with Val Steeves (Ottawa).

Telephone: 
(613) 533-6000 ext. 74490