States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects

States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects

Fall Symposium, October 1-2, 2015

Keynote Speaker

Thursday, October 1st
7:30 PM
The Commons in Spooner Hall

Photo of Dr. Alessandro Acquisti Dr. Alessandro Acquisti
Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Andrew Carnegie Fellow awardee.

Watch Keynote

Friday, October 2nd
Malott Room, Level 6 Kansas Union

The symposium sessions will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm on October 2nd. Participant presentations will each be approximately 15 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A. Following the final workshop session, a reception and dinner for all symposium participants will be held at 6:00pm on October 2nd.

Symposium Program and Abstracts (PDF)


James Walsh, Assistant Professor, Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology "Mass-mediated Surveillance: Borders, Mobility, and Reality Television"

Nicholas Lustig, Assistant Professor, Geography, SUNY Buffalo "The Variegated Mobilities of Surveillance Policies: The Spread of Real-Time Crime Centers"


Cristina Blasi Casagran, Lecturer, School of Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona "The Need to Define 'National Security' In the EU and the US"

10:30-10:45am Break


Don Haider-Markel
, Professor and Steven Sylvester, PhD Student, Political Science, University of Kansas "The Role of Anxiety and the Evolving Balance between American Support for Civil Liberties vs. Extensive Counterterrorism Policies"


Rachel Dubrofsky
, Associate Professor, Communications, University of South Florida "Under Surveillance: Mediating Race and Gender"

Simone Browne, Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, The University of Texas at Austin "Black. Life. Forms"

12:15pm Lunch


Aaron L. Fister
, PhD Student, Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. "Expanding the View: Trust in Security Administrative Agencies"

Andrew Fisher, PhD Student, Sociology, University of Missouri "Differing Values of Anonymity among U.S. Patriots and Anonymous"


Noah McClain
, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Illinois Institute of Technology "Urgency, Fantasy and Failure: A Technological Security Fix in the New York Subway and the Gulf Across the Implementation Line"

3:00-3:15pm Break


Torin Monahan
, Professor, Communications, University of North Carolina "Built to Lie: Technologies of Deception, Surveillance, and Control"

Keith Spiller, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, The Open University Business School, United Kingdom "Wearable Devices: Why People Collect Personal Data and How They Value the Privacy of Their Data"

Elaine Sedenberg, John Chuang, and Deirdre Mulligan, PhD Students, UC Berkeley School of Information "Promoting Public Good Uses of Privately Held Sensor and Device Data through Ethical Data Management and Information Sharing Practices"


Reception in English Room, Level 6, KU Student Union


Dinner in Centennial Room, Level 6, KU Student Union