Awards & Prizes

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
Volume 16 (2018) – 4 winners
Volume 15 (2017) – 4 winners
Volume 14 (2016) – 2 winners
Volume 13 (2015) – 2 winners
Volume 12 (2014) – 2 winners
Volume 11 (2013-14) – 3 winners:
Volume 10 (2012-13) – 1 winner:
Volume 9 (2011-12) – 3 winners:
Volume 8 (2010-11) – 1 winner:

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