SSN is awarding a variety of prizes to honour outstanding achievements in surveillance studies in different ways: we give an outstanding achievement award to individuals that have made major contributions to the field; on a more regular basis SSN awards a book prize as well as paper prize (named: Early Career Researcher award) from papers published in Surveillance & Society.
This is an overview of all those honoured and awarded with one of the prizes.
SSN Outstanding Achievement Award:
SSN Book Prize
- 2020: Ronak K. Kapadia: Insurgent Aesthetics. Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War, Duke UP, 2019, read more
- 2019: Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan: Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, Fernwood Press 2018, read more.
- 2018: Josh Lauer: Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America, 2017, Columbia Univ. Press, 2017, read more
- 2017: J. Macgregor Wise: Surveillance and Film. Bloomybury 2016
- 2016: Simone Browne 2015. Dark matters: On the surveillance of blackness. Durham: Duke University Press.
- 2015 (jointly awarded to two books)
# William G. Staples, 2014. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
# Michael McCahill and Rachel L. Finn. 2014. Surveillance, Capital and Resistance: Theorizing the Surveillance Subject. Routledge.
- 2014: Oliver Leistert: From Protest to Surveillance: The Political Rationality of Mobile Media (Peter Lang).
- 2013: Daniel Trottier: ‘Social Media as Surveillance’ (Ashgate, 2012).
- 2012: Susan Landau: Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies, (MIT Press)
- 2011: Torin Monahan: Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity, (Rutgers University Press)
Early Career Researcher Award
Volume 17 (2019) – 4 winners
- Kurwa, Rahim. 2019. Building the Digitally Gated Community: The Case of Nextdoor. Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 111-117.
- Partin, William Clyde. 2019. Watch Me Pay: Twitch and the Cultural Economy of Surveillance. Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 153-160.
- Topak, Özgün E. 2019. Humanitarian and Human Rights Surveillance: The Challenge to Border Surveillance and Invisibility? Surveillance & Society 17(3/4): 382-404.
- Benjamin, Garfield. 2019. Playing at Control: Writing Surveillance in/for Gamified Society. Surveillance & Society 17(5): 699-713.
Volume 16 (2018) – 4 winners
- Oduro-Marfo, Smith. 2018. Eyes on You while Your Eyes Are on God: State Surveillance of Religion in Ghana under the Provisional National Defence Council Regime. Surveillance & Society 16(4): 399-409.
- Morris, James Harry. 2018. Anti-Kirishitan Surveillance in Early Modern Japan. Surveillance & Society 16(4): 410-431.
- Volinz, Lior. 2018. From Above and Below: Surveillance, Religion, and Claim-Making at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. Surveillance & Society 16(4): 446-458.
- Bechrouri, Ibrahim. 2018. The Informant, Islam, and Muslims in New York City. Surveillance & Society 16(4): 459-472.Volume 15
Volume 15 (2017) – 4 winners
- Kamali, Sara. 2017. Informants, Provocateurs, and Entrapment: Examining the Histories of the FBI’s PATCON and the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program. Surveillance & Society 15(1): 68-78.
- Nemorin, Selena. 2017. Post-panoptic Pedagogies: The Changing Nature of School Surveillance in the Digital Age. Surveillance & Society 15(2): 239-253.
- Saulnier, Alana. 2017. Surveillance as Communicating Relational Messages: Advancing Understandings of the Surveilled Subject. Surveillance & Society 15(2): 286-302.
- Merrill, Andrew. 2017. The Life of a Gunshot: Space, Sound and The Political Contours of Acoustic Gunshot Detection. Surveillance & Society 15(1): 42-55.
Volume 14 (2016) – 2 winners
- Tobias Matzner. 2016. Beyond data as representation: The performativity of Big Data in surveillance. Surveillance & Society 14(2): 197-210.
- Liisa A Mäkinen. 2016. Surveillance on/off: Examining home surveillance systems from the user’s perspective. Surveillance & Society 14(1): 59-77.
Volume 13 (2015) – 2 winners
- Ben Brucato. 2015. Policing made visible: Mobile technologies and the importance of point of view. Surveillance & Society 13 (3/4):455-473
- Miguelángel Verde Garrido. 2015. Contesting a biopolitics of information and communications: The importance of truth and sousveillance after Snowden. Surveillance & Society 13(2):153-167.
Volume 12 (2014) – 2 winners
- Tyler Butler Reigeluth. 2014. Why data is not enough: Digital traces as control of self and self-control. Surveillance & Society 12(2), 243-254.
- Jeffrey Monaghan. 2014. Security traps and discourses of radicalization: Examining surveillance practices targeting Muslims in Canada. Surveillance & Society 12(4), 485-501.
Volume 11 (2013-14) – 3 winners:
- Natasha Saltes – ‘Abnormal’ Bodies on the Borders of Inclusion: Biopolitics and the Paradox of Disability Surveillance*
- Jennifer Whitson – Gaming the Quantified Self
- Kaima Negishi – From Surveillant Text to Surveilling Device: The face in urban transit spaces
Volume 10 (2012-13) – 1 winner:
- Corinne Mason and Shoshana Magnet – Surveillance Studies and Violence Against Women
Volume 9 (2011-12) – 3 winners:
- David M Bozzini – Low-level Surveillance and the Despotic State in Eritrea
- Alice Marwick – The Public Domain
- Oliver Leistert – Resistance Against Cyber-Surveillance
Volume 8 (2010-11) – 1 winner:
- Ariane Ellerbrok – Empowerment