Department of Sociology

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Debra Mackinnon 

Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, Queens University, 2014-ongoing
M.A., Sociology, Simon Fraser University, 2012-2014
B.A., Sociology (honours with distinction), extended minor Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2008-2012

Office: C501 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Supervisor: Dr. David Murakami Wood

Research Interests

Urban sociology, policing, governance, policy mobility, economic sociology, big data.

Her current SSRHC funded project, Converging Networks: Following public-private data surveillance practices across Canadian Business Improvement Areas, investigates the adoption and mobility of public-private security networks and the
creation of data collection practices.