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Winners: Early Career Researcher Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Surveillance Studies Network’s 2021 “Early Career Researcher Awards” for publications in Surveillance & Society. Congratulations to Audrey Amsellem, Matthew Archer, and Jade Hinchliffe. If you haven’t already read their pieces, follow the links to do so.

Amsellem, Audrey. 2021. The Noise of Silent Machines: A Case Study of LinkNYC. Surveillance & Society 19(2): 168-186.

Archer, Matthew. 2021. Imagining Impact in Global Supply Chains: Data-Driven Sustainability and the Production of Surveillable Space. Surveillance & Society 19(3): 282-298.

Hinchliffe, Jade. 2021. Speculative Fiction, Sociology, and Surveillance Studies: Towards a Methodology of the Surveillance Imaginary. Surveillance & Society 19(4): 414-424.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Call for SSN Mentorship Program, deadline extended

Dear Colleagues,

The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is beginning its 2021 mentorship program for doctoral students engaged in research topics on surveillance. 

We are calling for faculty members and PhD students who are interested to participate this year as mentors and mentees, respectively. 

One faculty member mentor will be paired with one PhD student mentee for a one-year period beginning in June 2021. The time commitment is minimal, but the program greatly assists young surveillance scholars in developing their scholarship and networking with established scholars in the field. 

Over the one-year period, each pair will have a minimum of two discussions via phone or video chat. The focus of the discussions can be determined individually by each pair, but they might cover the mentee’s research or research interests, related literatures, the academic job market, or other matters relating to career. (Please note that, as an informal mentorship arrangement, the program is intended only as a supplement and not a replacement to students’ pre-existing supervisor/mentorship relationships.) 

If you are interested in participating, please email mentorship coordinator Julia Chan ( by June 25. 2021 with your name, contact information, and up to five keywords of research interests. We will do our best to match faculty members and PhD students who share similar interests. 

Note: It is expected that PhD students participating in the program will become SSN members, if they are not already. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Early Career Researcher Awards 2021

The Surveillance Studies Network is pleased to announce the winners of the Surveillance Studies Network’s 2020 “Early Career Researcher Awards” for publications in Surveillance & Society

The winning papers are…

Congratulations to the winners!!! Please check out their papers (again)!

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