Public Lecture

Book Launch: Krys Maki, Ineligible: Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance

Ineligible: Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance

By Krys Maki


Virtual book launch

December 15, 2021

6:30-7:30pm EST


Hosted by Fernwood Publishing, Novel Idea, the Department of Sociology and the Surveillance Studies Centre

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Krys Maki, PhD (They/Them pronouns), is a Researcher and Consultant, and Ineligible: Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance is based on their PhD research on welfare surveillance. The book...

Public Event: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York)

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:30 - 7:00pm

Robert Sutherland Hall Room 202


In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally...

Teens Talk Tech: Social Media and Families in the Digital Age

Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room B201

Interested in how social media use may be impacting your family?

Join Queen's University expert Valerie Michaelson, and the eQuality Project's Valerie Steeves as they explore how the rise of social networking has impacted:

  • interpersonal relationships
  • academic achievement
  • teen dating
  • bullying

You will also hear from a group of local teens who put away their smartphones for a week as part of the...

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: Shoshana Zuboff

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Thursday, November 9 2017

Reception 5:30-6:00pm, Public Lecture 6:00-7:30pm

Queen’s School of Medicine, Arch Street: main lecture theatre 032A

Watch the video of the event here: 

Hosted by the Surveillance Studies Centre, jointly by the Department of Sociology, Smith School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Computing on...

Denise Anthony: “Big Data, CyberSecurity and Healthcare”

Venue: The School of Medicine Building, Britton Smith Foundation Lecture Theatre – 6:30pm

A reception will be held in the Atrium prior to the lecture at 5:30pm

Denise Anthony is Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, and Professor and past-Chair (2007-11) in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College....

Big Data 175: "What is Big Data and Why Does it Matter?"

Paul Zikopoulos - IBM Data Analytics, Toronto: “What is Big Data and Why Does it Matter?” Venue: Goodes Hall Commons – 6:30pm. Paul C. Zikopoulos, is the VP of IBM's Competitive and BigData Analytics team. He is an award winning writer and speaker who has been consulted on the topic of BigData by the popular TV show “60 minutes”, advises various universities on their graduate analytics programs, and named to over a dozen “Experts to Follow” lists in social media.

Duncan Campbell: CRISP Annual Lecture

The 2016 CRISP annual lecture is on the 21st June 2016, 5.45pm. It will be delivered by Duncan Campbell, investigative journalist, author, and television producer. It is entitled "Big Data and Broken Law: Suspicionless Surveillance in a World of Ubiquitous Data".

Attendance is free but please register for tickets by emailing

The lecture takes place at the Teviot...