Debra Mackinnon

SSC Seminar Series: Steve Richardson and Debra Mackinnon, Queen's University

Steven Richardson and Debra Mackinnon

Left to their own Devices? The rise of wearables in the workplace

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
, 12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Emerging trends in wearable technology include ergonomic sensors for occupational health and safety, biometric sensors for professional athletes, augmented reality headsets for shipping and receiving, and smart ID badges for personnel tracking and remote monitoring....

Debra Mackinnon

Debra Mackinnon
Debra Mackinnon

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

Debra Mackinnon entered the PhD sociology program in the fall of 2014. With an interest in criminology and sociology she received her BA (Honours) (2012) and MA (2014) from Simon Fraser University. Her MA thesis titled 'The Criminalization of Political Dissent: A critical discourse analysis of Occupy Vancouver and Bill C-309' focuses on pre-emptive formal social control tactics. Broadly, her research interests include: power and regulation, surveillance, securitization, urban policy mobility, political economy and critical legal theory. Her PhD project focuses on urban governance and managerialism by investigating the creation and legitimization of public-private surveillance networks and the adoption of big data practices in Canadian cities.