I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. Prior to this, I was Lecturer of Criminology at Deakin University. During late-2013 to mid-2014 I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University (Canada), and I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of Victoria (Canada).
This site is designed to be a platform for ongoing research projects, public dissemination, and other reflections on a range of issues that cover surveillance, technology, law, cybersecurity, national security and policing, as well as issues of privacy and social control.
My research addresses socio-legal issues of surveillance and technology in policing and national security, often exploring a range of developments that inform how civil and political freedoms are performed in our digital age. This largely empirical focus is supplemented by a longstanding theoretical interest in deconstructing how technological developments, surveillance, law, and information politics manifest as (i)liberal forms of government and practice. My Google Scholar profile is here.
I’m incredibly privileged to teach, and learn from, some fantastic students in courses that focus on the intersection between technology, law/policy, and social theory. These courses examine the social construction of surveillance technologies, the socio-legal implications of technological responses in law enforcement, as well as theories of surveillance, privacy, law, and power.