SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Ronak K. Kapadia, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Reimagine Everything: How Insurgent Aesthetics and Queer Collective Care are Transforming Our Worlds

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe.


This talk explores how the Black and brown Midwest has become the epicenter of twenty-first century insurgent rebellion against the dominant militarized policing order...

SSC Virtual Seminar Series, joint with Department of History at Queen's: Sarah E. Igo, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, USA

Nine Digits: Citizenship, Governance and Data in the Age of the SSN

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Seminar recording is available here.


This talk probes the career of the U.S. Social Security number for what it can tell us about the shifting ways citizens have...

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...

Priscilla M. Regan

Dr. Priscilla Regan
Dr. Priscilla Regan

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, USA

Dr. Regan is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Prior to joining that faculty in 1989, she was a Senior Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1984-1989) and an Assistant Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound (1979-1984). From 2005 to 2007, she served as a Program Officer for the Science, Technology and Society Program at the National Science Foundation. Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Regan’s primary research interests have focused on both the analysis of the social, policy, and legal implications of organizational use of new information and communications technologies, and also on the emergence and implementation of electronic government initiatives by federal agencies. She is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s eQuality grant exploring big data, discrimination, and youth.

Dr. Regan has published over fifty articles or book chapters, as well as Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy (University of North Carolina Press, 1995) and two co-edited books. As a recognized researcher in this area, Dr. Regan has testified before Congress and participated in meetings held by the Department of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission, Social Security Administration, and Census Bureau. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the US State Department. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Authentication Technologies and their Privacy Implications. Dr. Regan received her PhD in Government from Cornell University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.