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Call for Applications: Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2019

Are you a PhD student?

Do you have PhD students?

The next Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 17 - 22 June 2019 at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. This is an opportunity...

Elia Zureik

Professor Emeritus Elia Zureik
Professor Emeritus Elia Zureik

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

Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Canada

Lisa Kerr is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s Law where she teaches courses on criminal law, sentencing and prison law.

Professor Kerr earned her JD at the University of British Columbia. She clerked with the BC Court of Appeal and was an associate at Fasken Martineau. She also served as staff lawyer at Prisoners’ Legal Services, Canada’s only dedicated legal aid office for prisoners.

Lisa obtained an LLM and a JSD at New York University, where she was named a Trudeau Scholar.  Her research focuses on punishment theory, the comparative study of criminal law and prisoner rights, and the relationship between sentencing and prison conditions. Professor Kerr has published a number of papers and opinion pieces in law journals and newspapers on these topics.

Professor Kerr is preoccupied with the concept of litigation as an instrument of social change, and she engages extensively in pro bono litigation work. For several years, she has worked with Pivot Legal Society on a campaign to decriminalize sex work.  She has worked on multiple cases with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and with the John Howard Society of Canada in efforts to abolish solitary confinement in Canadian prisons. 

 

Welcome sava saheli singh

SSC and BDS extend a warm welcome to new Postdoctoral Fellow sava saheli singh . sava begins her postdoc at Queen's in January 2018. She will be developing innovative multi-media teaching and learning materials related to Big Data Surveillance, led by David Lyon and David Murakami Wood.

Intersectional Approaches to Surveillance Research Workshop

Workshop dates: 11-13 June 2015, Queen’s University (Donald Gordon Centre), Kingston, ON, Canada

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2015

This workshop strives to bring intersectionality to the forefront of surveillance studies. As surveillance studies becomes increasingly multidisciplinary and post-structural, a thought-provoking frontier for surveillance scholars is to critically focus on the ways in which identity-based discrimination can impact surveillance processes and lived...

Citizenfour Film Screening

Special screening: Monday January 26 @ 7pm

You are invited to a special screening in Kingston of the new documentary about Edward Snowden, Citizenfour , followed by a guest talk by David Lyon.

The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street (2nd floor)

Monday, January 26, 7pm

Film admission prices are $8 - $9. Cash only.

Regular...

SSC Annual Newsletter - Issue 3 online

Please see the latest Surveillance Studies Centre annual newsletter (August 2014), with stories and photos by team members about research and events at the centre from the past year at: http://www.sscqueens.org/about/newsletters

2013 Brockington Visitorship Public Lecture: Helen Nissenbaum

2013 Brockington Visitorship Public Lecture

Helen NissenbaumHelen Nissenbaum

Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science
New York University

What Privacy Protects Online: The Trouble with MOOCs

18 March 2013

5:00 pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium

Euphoria over massive open online courses (MOOCs) is rampant. Darlings of the news media, even the most prestigious universities in the United States and...

SSC and NewT welcome new Research Associate

Anne Linscott will take over the role of Research Associate from Emily Smith, who will begin a year-long maternity leave at the end of January 2013.

Anne has varied editorial and communications experience, most recently with the now-completed Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project (EDG) here at Queen's University.

As Research Associate, Anne supports both the work...

First Annual SSC Newsletter

See Issue 1 (June 2012) of the SSC Newsletter here: http://www.sscqueens.org/about/newsletters

The newsletter highlights the work of the Centre over the past year, featuring stories and photos, the 2011-2012 seminar series, the Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN), the New Transparency Project (NewT), and visiting faculty, post-docs, students, SSC faculty, news and events.