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Early Career Researcher awards

SSN board is proud to announce the winners of the Early Career Researcher awards for 2015 and 2016. We congratulate the winners!

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New book by Gary Marx: special offer!

Special offer to SSN members

The new book by Gary T. Marx has just been released: Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.  Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016.

In this landmark book, Marx sums up a lifetime of work on issues of surveillance and social control by disentangling and parsing the empirical richness of watching and being watched.

UoCP is offering a 20% discount to SSN members and friends –  find out more.

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Election: Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board

Megan Wood, Harrison Smith, Alana Saulnier, Minas Samatas, and Oliver Kayas have been nominated to serve as Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board.

All eligible members of the Surveillance Studies Network should receive by email an invitation to vote for one of these candidates. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to serve on the Board until January 2018.

Balloting  is now closed. The winners will be announced at the Barcelona Conference and on the website soon.

Thanks for your participation.

SSN announces mentorship programme

The Surveillance Studies Network is initiating a mentorship program for doctoral students engaged in research topics on surveillance. We are looking for faculty members and Ph.D. students who would be willing to participate. The time commitment would be minimal, but we anticipate that the program would greatly assist young scholars in conceptualizing their projects and networking with established scholars in the field. This will be an informal mentorship arrangement intended to supplement existing mentorship relationships that students have.

For those involved, one faculty member will be paired with one Ph.D. student for a one-year period. The expectation would be that each pair would have at least two conversations (by phone, Skype, or in person at a conference) over the course of the year. The conversations could be about the student’s research, the job market, or literatures that might be relevant to the student’s work.

If you are interested in participating, please email Torin Monahan <<>> by April 20th with your name, contact information, and keywords of research interests. We will do our best to match faculty members and Ph.D. students and with shared interests. We would be grateful for faculty members who would be willing to assist SSN in offering this important service to our community.

Note: Ph.D. students that want to participate will have to become members (if they are not already) of SSN.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Torin Monahan