geography

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

SSC Seminar Series: Agnieszka Leszczynski, Queen's University

Agnieszka Leszczynski, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, Queen's University

Gender, Privacy, and the Location-aware Present

Wednesday, January 22
12:30pm to 2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

This talk examines how the effects of the pervasive erosion of locational privacy – underwritten by the convergence of digital ICTs and location – are manifesting unevenly for individuals who embody different gender identities/positionalities, and why...

SSC Seminar Series: George Lovell

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

George Lovell (Professor, Department of Geography, Queen's University)


The Archive That Never Was: State Terror and Historical Memory in Guatemala

Between 1961 and 1996, armed conflict in Guatemala, according to the findings of a United Nations Truth Commission, claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, many of them the targets...

Call for Papers: "Surveillant Geographies"; deadline 20 January 2012

Royal Geographical Society-Insitute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, Edinburgh UK, 3-5th July 2012. Sponsored by the Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society

"Surveillant Geographies" Convened by David Murakami Wood (Queen's University, Ontario) and Steve Graham (Newcastle University) In this era of risk and security, surveillance is intensifying, expanding, rescaling and reterratorializing. New organisational practices, new technologies and...