Register now: 5th CRISP Doctoral Training School

The Fifth CRISP Doctoral Training School

Applications Open
June 15 –19, 2020

Deadline for applications: Friday 27th March 2020

CRISP is proud to announce that applications can be submitted for its fifth biannual Doctoral Training School. The School takes place at the University of Essex from Monday 15– Friday 19 June 2020. The School will feature five days of intensive training in multi-disciplinary research methods and skills in the field of Surveillance Studies. It will also feature a range of knowledge-exchange and research-training activities, as well as providing social and networking opportunities.



Call: The SSN Mentorship Program

Call for Mentors and Mentees:

Dear Colleagues,

The Surveillance Studies Network is beginning its 2020 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 March 2020. As an informal mentorship arrangement, the program is intended as a supplement to students’ pre-existing mentorship relationships.

The time commitment is minimal, but the program greatly assists young surveillance scholars in conceptualizing their projects and networking with established scholars in the field.

Over the one-year period, each pair will have a minimum of two discussions, in person if possible (such as at a conference), or 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.

If you are interested in participating, please email mentorship coordinator Julia Chan (jshchan@yorku.ca) by March 4, 2020 with your name, contact information, and 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!



2019 Winners of Early Career Researcher Awards

The SSN is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the Surveillance Studies Network’s “Early Career Researcher Awards” for publications in Surveillance & Society.

The winning papers are…

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



SSN Arts Prize 2020: the Winners!

SSN ARTS PRIZE 2020: Award announcement

The selection committee is delighted to announce the winner of the SSN Arts Prize 2020, sava saheli singh for her short film series Screening Surveillance (2019, co-produced with the Surveillance Studies Centre)

Additionally, the committee awarded two honourable mention awards to Pip Thornton and Ray Interactive for Newspeak (2019), and Florian van Zandwijk for Vision Processor: EN471 (2019).

We received many impressive applications to the competition this year, and the committee is thankful to all those who took the time to apply. The Surveillance Studies Network Arts Prize is a bi-annual award that recognizes and publicly supports artwork centred on critical readings of surveillance.

The award includes a monetary prize, invited participation in a future Surveillance & Society forum discussing the work, and a showcase opportunity at the 9th biennial Surveillance & Society conference on June 8-10 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Congratulations to the SSN Arts Prize 2020 winner and two honourable mentions!



Winner of the SSN Book Award 2019

Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) are delighted to announce that the winner of the SSN Book Award 2019 is:

Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, by Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan, published by Fernwood Press (2018).

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Call for Nominations: SSN Arts Prize 2020

Surveillance Studies Network Arts Prize 2020

The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is dedicated to the study of surveillance in all its forms. It promotes innovative and multidisciplinary work on surveillance, including research that bridges different academic fields, furthers the understanding of surveillance in wider society, and informs information policy and political debate. As a registered charitable company, the SSN is committed to the free distribution of scholarly products, including the publication of Surveillance & Society, the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to surveillance studies.

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SSN 2020 – call for papers

The 9th biennial Surveillance & Society conference of the Surveillance Studies Network, hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam on June 8-10 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Visual acuity has historically been measured based on the normative value of 20/20 vision. Yet by the year 2020, the clarity of vision regarding surveillance practices and their implications remains clouded. The metaphors of vision and optics are central – and privileged – components of surveillance research. This conference considers three interrelated lines of sight to bring increased focus on understanding, evaluating and responding to surveillance.

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Save the Date: SSN 2020 in Rotterdam

Save the Date!

9th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network Conference

Lines of Sight – Surveillance 20/20

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8-10 June 2020

call for papers online now!



Early Career Researcher Awards – winners 2017 & 2018

The SSN is pleased to announce the 2017 and 2018 winners of the Surveillance Studies Network’s “Early Career Researcher Awards” for publications in Surveillance & Society. We had many excellent qualifying papers over the past two years, so we were able to award our maximum amount of four prizes per year.

The winning papers are…

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



Winners of the SSN small grants 2019

The Small Grants Committee of SSN has awarded funding to four scholars in the 2019 cycle.

  • Allen Munoriyarwa:  State surveillance practices in Zimbabwe.
  • Amira Paripurna: This initiative research aims to explore the Public Attitude and Acceptance on Surveillance and Privacy, through collecting empirical evidence about the way of citizens in Surabaya perceive the relationship between privacy and the use of surveillance technology as well as elaborating the existing knowledge about the public attitude of privacy and surveillance technology. The subject of this study is the Community Group of Information (Komunitas Informasi Masyarakat/ KIM) in Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Egwuchukwu Ani: Surveillance and privacy hypothetical surrounding the practices of big online intermediaries in an African context.
  • Uchenna Orji: Examines the concept of the right to privacy and the powers of some African States to carry out intrusive surveillance activities in the information society”.

SSN congratulates all awardees and is looking forward to learn more about their research.



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