SSC Research Fellow

Fernanda Bruno

Professor Fernanda Bruno
Professor Fernanda Bruno

Associate Professor, Post-Graduation Program, Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fernanda Bruno is an Associate Professor at the Post-Graduation Program of Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the Director of the MediaLab.UFRJ and a Senior Researcher at the National Scientific Council (CNPq), Brazil. Bruno is also a Founding member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies - LAVITS, and she is the author of books, essays and articles on sociotechnical networks, subjectivity, cognition, visibility apparatuses and surveillance culture.

Twitter @fernandabruno

Priscilla M. Regan

Dr. Priscilla Regan
Dr. Priscilla Regan

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, USA

Dr. Regan is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Prior to joining that faculty in 1989, she was a Senior Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1984-1989) and an Assistant Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound (1979-1984). From 2005 to 2007, she served as a Program Officer for the Science, Technology and Society Program at the National Science Foundation. Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Regan’s primary research interests have focused on both the analysis of the social, policy, and legal implications of organizational use of new information and communications technologies, and also on the emergence and implementation of electronic government initiatives by federal agencies. She is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s eQuality grant exploring big data, discrimination, and youth.


Dr. Regan has published over fifty articles or book chapters, as well as Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy (University of North Carolina Press, 1995) and two co-edited books. As a recognized researcher in this area, Dr. Regan has testified before Congress and participated in meetings held by the Department of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission, Social Security Administration, and Census Bureau. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the US State Department. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Authentication Technologies and their Privacy Implications. Dr. Regan received her PhD in Government from Cornell University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Email: pregan@gmu.edu 



Telephone: 
703-993-1419

Kristin Veel

Professor Kristin Veel
Professor Kristin Veel

Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Kristin Veel is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her research is concerned with critical cultural studies of data and surveillance. Her work has focused on the impact of surveillance and datafication technologies on the contemporary cultural imagination, with a particular interest in film, art, literature as well as architecture. She has co-hosted the international network Negotiating (In)visibilities (2011-2014) and is currently principal investigator of the critical big data project Uncertain Archives at the University of Copenhagen (2015-2019), which has transitioned into a vibrant research collective that brings together scholars from across the world working on related projects. She has published the monograph Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and is co-editor of over ten collected volumes and special journal issues, most recently Architecture and Control (Leiden: Brill, 2018) with Annie Ring and Henriette Steiner. Among her recent journal publications are: Kristin Veel, ‘Make Data Sing: The Automation of Storytelling.’ Big Data and Society, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951718756686 and Kristin Veel & Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, ’Geolocating the stranger: the mapping of uncertainty as a configuration of matching and warranting techniques in dating apps’, Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, 10:3 (2018), 43-52, DOI: 10.1080/20004214.2017.1422924
 

Mark Andrejevic

Professor Mark Andrejevic
Professor Mark Andrejevic

Professor, Communications & Media Studies, Monash University, Australia

Mark Andrejevic is Professor of Media and Communication at Monash University, Australia. He writes about surveillance, popular culture and digital media and is the author of, Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era (University Press of Kansas, 2007), Infoglut: How Too Much Information is Changing the Way We Think and Know (Routledge, 2013) and Automated Media (Routledge, 2019). He is a member of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society and heads the Culture, Media, and Economy Focus Program at Monash University.

Valerie Steeves

Professor Valerie Steeves
Professor Valerie Steeves

Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada

Valerie Steeves, B.A., J.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.  Her main area of research is in human rights and technology issues. Professor Steeves has written and spoken extensively on online issues, and has worked with a number of federal departments, including Industry Canada, Health Canada, Heritage Canada, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, on online policy.  She is also a frequent intervener before parliamentary committees, and has worked with a number of policy groups, including the International Council on Human Rights Policy (Geneva, Switzerland), the House of Lords Constitution Committee on The Impact of Surveillance and Data Collection upon the Privacy of Citizens and their Relationship with the State (United Kingdom), and the Children’s Online Privacy Working Group of the Canadian Privacy and Information Commissioners and Youth Advocates. Her current research focuses on children’s use of networked technologies, and the use of big data for predictive policing. She is the co-principal investigator (with Jane Bailey) of The eQuality Project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which is examining young people’s experiences of privacy and equality in networked spaces.  She is also the lead researcher on the Young Canadian in a Wired World project (YCWW), which has been tracking young people’s use of new media since 1999. 

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Valerie Steeves is co-leading (with Stéphane Leman-Langlois) research Stream Three: Governance. This stream will examine the use of big data for policing and other forms of social control.

Telephone: 
(613)562-5800 (ext 1793)

Stéphane Leman-Langlois

Professor Stéphane Leman-Langlois
Professor Stéphane Leman-Langlois

Professor, School of Social Work, Laval University, Canada

Stéphane Leman-Langlois is professor of criminology at Laval University, Québec. He holds the Canada Research Chair on Surveillance and the Social Construction of Risk. He is director of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Research Group and of the Centre on International Security at Laval University. He is also co-director of the Observatoire sur la radicalisation et l’extrémisme violent (OSR).

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Stéphane Leman-Langlois is co-leading (with Valerie Steeves) research Stream Three: Governance. This stream will examine the use of big data for policing and other forms of social control.

Telephone: 
(418) 656-2131, poste 2636

Nelson Arteaga Botello

Faculdad de Ciencias Políticas, Universtad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico

Nelson Arteaga Botello received his PhD at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is a member of the SNI (National System of Investigators in México). His main research interests are problematization fields and “dispositifs” through violence, public security and poverty. He has recently published Violencia y populismo punitivo en México, Globalización y violencia and Pobres y Delincuentes: estudio de sociología y genealogía.

Colin J. Bennett

Professor Colin J. Bennett
Professor Colin J. Bennett

Professor, Political Science, University of Victoria, Canada

Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. He has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley, the School of Law, University of New South Wales and at the the Law, Science, Technology and Society Centre at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels. His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has published six books, including The Governance of Privacy (MIT Press, 2006) and The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (MIT Press, 2008), and policy reports on privacy protection for Canadian and international agencies. He is co-investigator of a large Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled “The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting” which has culminated in the report: Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada. He is also currently researching the capture and use of personal data by political parties in Western democracies.

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Colin Bennett is co-leading (with Kirstie Ball) research Stream Two: Marketing. This stream will examine how massive data accumulation, analytical techniques and applications associated with big data are reconstructing practices of consumer marketing and political campaigning.

Telephone: 
250-721-7495
Email: 

Kirstie Ball

Professor Kirstie Ball
Professor Kirstie Ball

Professor, School of Management, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Kirstie Ball is Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on surveillance, security and privacy, particularly as these issues affect organizations. Her current empirical work focuses on the impact of national security on the private sector, particularly on front line workers; the public understanding of security, surveillance and privacy; surveillance and democracy; and privacy and the quantified self. Her theoretical interest concerns subjectivity and surveillance. Kirstie has been collaborating with Queen’s University since 2001. She was featured as a research collaborator in ‘The Globalization of Personal Data’ and as  Co-Investigator in ‘The New Transparency’. Kirstie has held grants from many of the major European social science funders, including the European Union Framework Programme, EPSRC, ESRC and The Leverhulme Trust.  Her published work almost exclusively appears in journals such as New Technology, Work and Employment, Labour History, Tourism Management, Work, Employment and Society and Organization. She has recently published the monograph ‘The Private Security State? Surveillance, Consumer Data and the War on Terror’ with Copenhagen Business School Press.  She has also edited ‘The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies’, with Kevin Haggerty and David Lyon, and ‘The Surveillance-Industrial Complex’ with Laureen Snider. Kirstie was a founding editor of Surveillance and Society and a founding director of Surveillance Studies Network.

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Kirstie Ball is co-leading (with Colin Bennett) research Stream Two: Marketing. This stream will examine how massive data accumulation, analytical techniques and applications associated with big data are reconstructing practices of consumer marketing and political campaigning.

 

Telephone: 
+44 (0)1334 46 4840

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