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

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

Introduction:

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.

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)

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