Alana Saulnier

Deputy Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Canada

Dr. Alana Saulnier
Dr. Alana Saulnier

The Surveillance Studies Centre is delighted to announce that from July 1, Alana Saulnier (re)joins the SSC, as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. She will work alongside Dr. David Murakami Wood.

Alana Saulnier completed her PhD in sociology from Queen's University in 2016, and both David Lyon and David Murakami Wood are pleased to welcome her back to Queen’s as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology.

Saulnier comes to Queen’s from Lakehead University, where she coordinated the Criminology Program as Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, and before that, from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Saulnier’s Queen’s appointment follows a comprehensive international search process last year. For her doctoral work at the Surveillance Studies Centre, Saulnier focused on the lived reality of surveillance, particularly how people negotiate, resist and defy surveillance practices. Her work has most recently focused on police use of body-worn cameras. She is also active in the Surveillance Studies Network and is an Associate Editor with the journal Surveillance & Society.