University of Ottawa

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

SSC Virtual Seminar: Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Pandemic Contact-Tracing: Balancing Socio-Ethical Tensions in Desperate Times

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

12:30 – 1:30 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt the first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
Please RSVP to Rui Hou by Sunday, June 14.


The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a rapid and unprecedented global...

Brent Nellis

PhD Candidate, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada

Lauren Yawney

MA Candidate, University of Victoria, Canada

Call for Papers: Security Intelligence and Surveillance in the Big Data Age

October 19-21, 2017

A Research Workshop of the Big Data Surveillance partnership project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Location: University of Ottawa


Security intelligence is in a state of flux.

New technological developments are challenging older ways of working, most notably the ubiquity of surveillance...

Kathleen Selkirk

Research Assitant, LLB Candidate, University of Ottawa, Canada

Kathleen Selkirk is a JD student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She received her Bachelors degree with honours in Criminology from the University of Ottawa in 2010. Prior to attending law school, Kathleen lived in the Arctic community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, where she worked for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Northern National Event as the Film, Video and Exhibitions Coordinator. Kathleen is passionate about institutional transparency, privacy rights, and access to justice. She is looking forward to articling in criminal defense with Edelson D’Angelo Friedman in Ottawa upon completion of her law degree in June 2017.

Roderick Hawes-Ospina

Research Assistant, MA Candidate, University of Ottawa, Canada

Roderick is an MA student in Criminology and Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research concerns the experiences of women who have been victimized by harassment on social media. Through his research and research assistantship positions, he has investigated trolling, flaming, hate speech, sexting, cyberbullying, surveillance, data privacy and social media. He has primarily supported the eQuality project with literature reviews and coding. His primary hobbies are hockey and Microsoft Excel.

Robert Porter

Robert Porter

Research Assistant, MA Candidate, University of Ottawa, Canada

Robert Porter recently graduated from the University of York (UK) with an M.A. in Public history, which explored both private and public participation in cultural production and representation. He has since focused his research and writing on cultural, historical, and technological issues facing society. He supports his passions of photography and cultural history through work in proposal writing, communications policy with the eQuality Project, and research with Big Data Surveillance - focusing on the ways in which Big Data and the use of algorithms leads to discrimination of vulnerable individuals and groups.