Scott Thompson

SSC Seminar Series: Scott Thompson, University of Saskatchewan

Then the Whites Came and Made Us Indians: Law, Categorization, Technologies of Governance, and the Criminalization of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada

 Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall Room D411 

In 1953 a man holding the position of “Indian Councillor” stood up to a provincial government envoy saying; “We were the first settlers...

Scott Thompson

Professor Scott Thompson
Professor Scott Thompson

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Scott Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan. Having been called ‘the genuine historian of Surveillance Studies,’ Scott uses historical case studies in order to explain and address current and pressing issues in the areas of Criminology, Sociology and Surveillance Studies. His publications include work on surveillance and the control and criminalization of liquor consumption (www.puncheddrunk.ca), surveillance and colonial/First Nations relationships, National Registration and Identity Cards in Canada and the United Kingdom, Big Data national security initiatives and partnerships, the adoption of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV/UAS) by government and industry in Canada, and the taking up of ‘new’ surveillance technologies by police services. He took up his current position at the University of Saskatchewan in 2017, having completed a SSHRC Banting post-doctoral fellowship at the Surveillance Studies Center (Queen’s University, Department of Sociology), and his doctoral degree at the University of Alberta in Sociology.

In collaboration with other researchers in the Surveillance Studies Centre, his research has also included the adoption of UAV by police services, and the taking up of big data analytics by national security agencies.

Telephone: 
(306) 966-5236

SSC Seminar Series: Scott Thompson, Queen's University

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 13h15-14h30, Mac Corry D411 [note change of time]
Scott Thompson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

Social Sorting in the Pre-Electronic Era: surveillance, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the (re)production of the “Drunken Indian” stereotype in Ontario, 1927-1952

This seminar investigates the technologies and rationalities that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario deployed in...