Post-Doctoral Fellow

sava saheli singh

sava saheli singh
sava saheli singh

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada

sava is a postdoctoral fellow with the Big Data Surveillance partnership project, working with Valerie Steeves, Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. she was previously a postdoctoral fellow with the Surveillance Studies Centre (January 2018 to June 2019), working on an OPC-funded knowledge translation project for the Big Data Surveillance project, successfully launching three films in the screening surveillance film series: Blaxites, A Model Employee and Frames. she completed her PhD in 2017 from New York University's Educational Communication and Technology program. her dissertation, titled "Academic Twitter: Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Scholarship", addresses how 21st century academics negotiate their professional identities as a complex form of emotional, intellectual, and academic labor and the ways in which this helps and hinders their academic and personal lives. her current research interests include educational surveillance and critically examining the effects of technology and techno-utopianism on society.

Twitter: @savasavasava

Welcome Postdoc Dr. Sachil Singh

Dr. Sachil Singh has been appointed the new post-doctoral fellow at the SSC, starting January 1, 2020. He will be collating research findings from all three streams of the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance (BDS) research project, led by Professor David Lyon, and will play a major role in organizing a final research conference, to take...

Tommy Cooke

Dr. Tommy Cooke
Dr. Tommy Cooke

Post-doctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University, Canada

Tommy Cooke is a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC), Queen’s University. Tommy is leading a two-year empirical project that tracks the creation, circulation, and algorithmic treatment of a small set of GPS meta-data - from a smartphone, to the cloud. Supervised by Dr. David Lyon, "A Day in the Life of Meta-Data" exposes the pathways, transformations, and interpretations that seemingly innocuous bits of data undergo before they become puzzle pieces in consumer and security profiles. This interdisciplinary, team-based project is spearheaded by Queen's Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC), and involves social science theorists representing the fields of Critical Security Studies, International Political Sociology, Surveillance Studies, Critical Data Studies, and the Sociology of Technology. This project is a continuation of theoretical work conducted throughout the summer of 2018 at the Centre for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH in Bochum, Germany, which explored ongoing battles between Apple and iOS jailbreakers via a cybernetic epistemology.



Contact: tommy.cooke [at] queensu [dot] ca


Twitter: @whatsthatdata

Alix Johnson

Professor Alix Johnson
Professor Alix Johnson

Post-doctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Canada (2017-2018)

Alix Johnson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University, affiliated with the Surveillance Studies Centre. She earned her PhD in 2018 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where her research traced the emerging data center industry in Iceland as a lens on questions of sovereignty, national identity, and imperial power. Her next project investigates technologies of surveillance and nation in the increasingly securitized Arctic North.

 

 

 

Sachil Singh

Dr. Sachil Singh
Dr. Sachil Singh

Post-doctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Canada

Sachil is post-doctoral fellow at the SSC, starting January 1, 2020. He will be collating research findings from all three streams of the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance (BDS) research project, led by Professor David Lyon, and will play a major role in organizing a final research conference, to take place in 2021. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University, where he teaches the department's largest course, Introduction to Sociology (SOCY122). He is an Associated Faculty member of the Surveillance Studies Centre and does work on algorithmic racism, which he has examined in credit scoring, and is presently researching in healthcare. He is working on a project with Prof. Valerie Steeves on Clinical Decision Support Systems, which are point-of-care tools that healthcare professionals use to inform patient diagnosis and treatment. Because these tools are replete with pithy conclusions that link medical conditions to race/ethnicity, Sachil is also conducting interviews with clinicians to examine if these conclusions inform patient diagnosis and treatment. 

Sachil may be contacted at singh.sachil@queensu.ca.
 

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