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Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent publications!

Beamish, R.
(2016, University of Toronto Press)

Levine-Rasky, C.
(2016, Fernwood Publishing)

Surveillance after Snowden cover

Lyon, D.

Visual Culture and Gender cover

Burfoot, A.

Big Data? Cover

Hand, M. Hillyard, S.
Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada Cover
Bennett, C.J. Haggerty, K.D. Lyon, D. Steeves, V.
Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada
(2014, Athabasca University Press)

The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaption Cover

Taylor, M.

Whiteness Fractured Cover

Levine-Rasky, C.
Whiteness Fractured
(2013, Ashgate)
Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation Book Cover
Lyon, D.
Ubiquitous Photography
Hand, M.
Ubiquitous Photography
(2012, Polity Press)


New Articles and Chapters

Lyon, D. (2017) “Surveillance Culture, Ethics and Digital Citizenship”, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 11

Hand, M. Gorea, M. (2017) ‘Digital Traces and Personal Analytics: iTime, self-tracking and the temporalities of practice’, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 11.

Murakami Wood, D. (2017) 'Spatial profiling, sorting and prediction' in Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault and Matthew W. Wilson (eds.). 2017. Understanding Spatial Media, Sage.

Murakami Wood, D. (2017) 'Urban surveillance after the end of globalization', in John Rennie Short (ed.). 2017. A Research Agenda for Cities, Edward Elgar.

Mackinnon, D. and S. Richardson. (2017). "Defined in the Past, Designed in the Present”: Revitalization and Tinkering with Spatial Scripts at Lansdowne Park. Spaces and Flows: An INternational Journal of Urban and ExtraUrben Studies 8(2): 45-6.

Veenstra, M. Keenan, M. (2017) “Manufacturing Ideologies of the 'Bad' Mother: Aboriginal Mothering, 'Neglectful' Caregiving, and Symbolic Violence in the Ontario Child Welfare System” in Bad Mothers: Representations, Regulations, and Resistance edited by Hughes-Miller, Michelle, Tamar Hagar, and Rebecca Bromwich. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press

Möllers, Norma (2017): 'The mundane politics of security research: Tailoring research problems'. Science & Technology Studies 30 (2), 14-33.

Neyland, Daniel and Norma Möllers (2017): 'Algorithmic IF ... THEN rules and the conditions and consequences of power'. Information, Communication & Society 20 (1), 45-62.

Plickert, Gabriele, Fiona M. Kay, and John Hagan. 2017. “Depressive Symptoms and the Salience of Job Satisfaction across the Life Course of Professionals.” Advances in Life Course Research 31:22-33. DOI:

Möllers, Norma (2016): 'Shifting in and out of context: Technoscientific drama as technology of the self'. Social Studies of Science 46 (3), 351-373.

Hälterlein, Jens and Norma Möllers (2016): 'Deutungskonflikte um automatisierte Videoüberwachung. Zur sozialen Konstruktion einer Technologie als Instrument der Kriminalitätsbekämpfung'. In: Zoche, Peter, Stefan Kaufmann and Harald Arnold (eds.): Grenzenlose Sicherheit? Gesellschaftliche Dimensionen der Sicherheitsforschung. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 163-180.

David Lyon, Surveillance, liquidity and the ethics of visibility. Revue de philosophie (special issue on the work of Zygmunt Bauman) (forthcoming 2016).

David Lyon. Big Data Surveillance: Snowden, Everyday Practices and Digital Futures, chapter for Didier Bigo et al eds., Transversal Lines (due 2016)

Piza, E., & Sytsma, V. (2016). Exploring the Defensive Actions of Drug Sellers in Open-Air Markets: A Systematic Social Observation. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, DOI: 10.1177/0022427815592451.

Sytsma, V. (2015). Exploring police-resident racial equality and violent crime. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 1(1), 4-18.

Kay, Fiona M., Stacey Alarie, and Jones Adjei. 2016. “Undermining Gender Equality: Female Attrition from Private Law Practice.” Law& Society Review. 50(3): 766-801.

Mathieu Deflem and Fiona M. Kay (2016). “The Legal Profession.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by George Ritzer. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Gorman, Elizabeth H. and Fiona M. Kay. (2016). “Which Kinds of Law Firms Have the Most Minority Lawyers? Organizational Context and the Representation of African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans.” Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession. Edited by Spencer Headworth, Robert Nelson, Ronit Dinovitzer, and David Wilkins. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Hand, M. (2016) 'Visuality in Social Media: researching images, circulations, and practices', in Sloan, L. Quan-Haase, A. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods, London: Sage.   

Hand, M. (2016) '#Boredom: technology, acceleration, and connected presence in the social media age', in Gardiner, M.E. Haladyn, J.J. (eds.) Boredom Studies Reader: Frameworks and Perspectives, New York: Routledge.  

Levine-Rasky, C. (In press 2016) 'Whiteness and Intersectionality Theory'. In Virginia Lea, Paul R. Carr, and Darren E. Lund, editors, Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Levine-Rasky, C. (In press 2016) Refugees Now, Settlers Then: A History of Roma in Canada. Canada’s History Magazine.

Ricciardelli, R., Grills, S., & Craig, A. (2016) “Constructions and Negotiations of Sexuality in Canadian Federal Men's Prisons”. Journal of Homosexuality. Online First.

Carver, L.F. & Buchanan, D. (2016). Successful Aging: Considering non-biomedical constructs. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2016(11), 1623-1630

Phillips, S.P. & Carver, L. (2015). Early parental loss and self-rated health of older women and men: a population-based, multi-country study. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0120762. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120762

Beamish, R. (2015) “Ben Johnson, Charles Dubin, and the Spirit of Sport: Canada’s Role in International Anti-Doping Policies.” Olympika 24:47-72 (with Ian Ritchie).  

Beamish, R. (2015) “Ben Johnson, Steroids, and the Spirit of High-Performance Sport.” Pp. 159-69 in Verner Moller (Ed.), Drugs and Sport Handbook, London: Routledge.

Beamish, R. (2015) “The Dialectic of Modern, High-Performance Sport: Returning to Dubin to Move Forward.” Pp. 119-47 in Russell Field and Peter Donnelly (Eds.), Sport Scholarship and Activism, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

David Lyon, Sharry Aiken and Malcolm Thorburn. ‘Crimmigration, Surveillance and ‘Security Threats: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue’ Queen’s Law Journal. 40:1, 2014 (published January 2015)

Ozgun Topak, Alana Saulnier, Ciara Bracken-Roche, David Lyon. From Smart Borders to Perimeter Security: The expansion of digital surveillance at the Canadian border. GeoPolitics 20(4): 580-599. 2015.

David Lyon, The Snowden Stakes: Challenges for Understanding Surveillance Today. Surveillance & Society 13(2): 139-152.2015.

David Lyon. ‘Canadian Surveillance Studies and Edward Snowden,’ Article on the Surveillance Studies Centre in the Royal Society of Canada Social Sciences Newsletter, April 2015. At

David Lyon. ‘The biggest problem with today’s surveillance state’ TIME magazine (online) October 4 2015, at

David Lyon. “Surveillance after Paris’ OpenDemocracy, Dec3 2015 at

Kay, Fiona M. (2015). “Lawyers: The Social Organization of the Profession.” In Levine Kay, Rosann Greenspan, and Barbara Painsack (editors).  International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2d Edition. Elsevier.

Levine-Rasky, C. (2015) 'Research For/About/With the Community: A Montage'. Cultural Studies <–> Critical Methodologies. I

Singh, Sachil Flores. (2015) 'Social Sorting as 'Social Transformation': credit scoring and the reproduction of populations as risks in South Africa', Security Dialogue (Special Issue: Questioning Security Devices: Performativity, Resistance, Politics).

Singh, Sachil, Smith, Harrison, and Thompson, Scott (eds) 2015. 'Doing Surveillance Studies: critical methodology and pedagogy', Surveillance & Society (Special Issue), 13(1).

Thompson, Scott (forthcoming) “I am Zombie: Mobilization in WWII Canada and Forced “Zombie” Performances 1939-1947.”Canadian Journal of Sociology.

Thompson, Scott and Alana Saulnier (forthcoming) “The ‘Rise’ of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Canada: An Analysis of Special Flight Operation Certificates (SFOCs) from 2007 to 2012." Canadian Public Policy 41(3): #-#.

Dafnos, Tia, Scott Thompson and Martin French (forthcoming) "Surveillance and the Colonial Dream: Canada’s Surveillance of Indigenous Protest." in Kevin Walby, Randy K. Lippert, Ian Warren and Darren Palmer (eds) National Security, Surveillance, and Emergencies: Canadian and Australian Sovereignty Compared. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Thompson, Scott (2014) “Making Up Soldiers: The Role of Statistical Oversight and Reactive Path Dependence in the Effectiveness of Canada’s WWII Mobilization Program 1940-1943.” Surveillance & Society 12(4): 547-565.

Thompson, Scott (2014) “Available, Necessary or Unwanted: National Registration, Surveillance, Conscription and Governance in Wartime Canada 1914-1947.” In Boersma, Kees, Rosamunde van Brakel, Chiara Fonio and Pieter Wagenaar (eds.) Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond.  Routledge: London. 186-204.

Baron, Stephen W. (2014). “Differential Social Support, Differential Coercion, and Organized Criminal Activities.”  Justice Quarterly.

Baron, Stephen W., and Robert Agnew. (2014) “General Strain Theory and Offending over the Lifecourse.” In Matt DeLisi and Kevin Beaver (eds.) Criminological Theory: A Life-Course  Approach. 2nd Ed. Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett: 117-131

Baron, Stephen W. (2014) “Crime and the American Dream.” In Mitchell J. Miller, Angela R. Gover, Wesley G. Jennings, and Christopher J. Schreck (eds.). Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology. Wiley-Blackwell. 

Baron, Stephen W.  (2014) “Monetary Strain and Individual Offending.” In Gerben Bruinsma, and David Weisburd (eds.). Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Springer Verlag.

Baron, Stephen W. (2014) “Control Balance Theory.” In Christopher J. Schreck,  Michael J. Leiber, Holly Ventura Miller and Kelly Welch (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Wiley-Blackwell. 

Rob Beamish (2014) “Sport and Social Stratification.” Pp. 64-89 in Jane Crossman and Jay Scherer (eds.), Canadian Sport Sociology (3rd ed.). Toronto: Thomson Nelson.

Burfoot, A. (2014) "Revisiting Mary O'Brien – Reproductive Consciousness and Liquid Maternity,” in Socialist Studies 10(1) .

Gallupe, Owen and Stephen W. Baron. (2014). “Morality, Self-Control, Deterrence, and Drug Use.”  Crime and Delinquency, 60: 284-305.

Hand, M. (2014) ‘Persistent traces, Potential Memories: smartphones and the negotiation of visual, locative and textual data in personal life, Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies. Online first.

Hand, M. (2014) ‘From Cyberspace to the Dataverse: trajectories in digital social research’, in Hand, M. Hillyard, S. H. (eds.) Big Data: qualitative approaches to digital research. Emerald Publishing.   

Hand, M. (2014) ‘Digitization and Memory: researching practices of adaptation to visual and textual data in everyday life’, in Hand, M. Hillyard, S. H. (eds) Big Data: qualitative approaches to digital research. Emerald Publishing. 

Hand, M. Hillyard, S.H. (2014) ‘Digital Social Research: potential and overview’, in Hand, M. Hillyard, S. H. (eds.) Big Data: qualitative approaches to digital research. Emerald Publishing. 

Kay, Fiona M. (2014). “Gender and Crime.” In Neil Boyd (Editor). Understanding Crime in Canada. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications.Levine-Rasky, C. Beaudoin, J. St. Clair, P. (2014) ‘The Exclusion of Roma claimants in Canadian refugee policy’, Patterns of Prejudice Vol. 48(1): 67-93

Lyon, D. (2014) ‘Surveillance, Snowden, and Big Data: capacities, consequences, critique’, Big Data & Society, Vol. 1(2) Online first.

Lyon, D. (2014) “After Snowden: Rethinking the impact of surveillance” (with Zygmunt Bauman, Didier Bigo and others) in a forum, International Political Sociology. May.

Lyon, D. (2014) “Surveillance and the eye of God” Studies in Christian Ethics (Sage), February 27 (1).

Murakami Wood, D. (in press, 2014) ‘Vanishing Surveillance: ghost hunting in the ubiquitous surveillance society’, in K. Veel and H. Steiner (eds.), Negotiating (In)visibilities, New York / Bern: Peter Lang.