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Queen's University

Elia Zureik

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Essex)
Professor Emeritus

Research Areas

  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of the Middle East
  • New Technology and Work

Elia Zureik is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University, where he has been teaching since 1971. He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on the Middle East, with special focus on the Israeli-Palestinian dimension of the conflict. He is working on two projects:

1. He is part of a collaborative research team that investigates the use of information and communications technology for surveillance purposes. His part of the project deals with workplace surveillance and the use of biometrics technology for surveillance purposes in society generally. The project is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council in Canada.

2. The second project is under consideration by the Canadian Development and Research Center, Ottawa. It addresses the role of information and communication technology in Middle-East nation-building, with special emphasis on conflict zones, such as the Israeli-Arab conflict. This a collaborative effort as well between Queen's University, University of Toronto, and Cambridge University.




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