Teaching Experience

My teaching skills have developed while teaching The Social Studies of Surveillance course over the previous two years. A link to the latest syllabus can be found at: The Social Studies of Surveillance

My aim in the course is to help students appreciate how surveillance and visibility shape their daily experiences, and address related questions about how various institutions use surveillance to structure social life. I start by exploring sociological theories of surveillance and visibility, and then spend each class exploring a type of surveillance and/or surveillance topic including:

  • Surveillance Cameras and Crime Control
  • Surveillance Cameras and Advertising
  • National Security and Anti-terrorism
  • Dataveillance and Big Data
  • Privacy and Regulation
  • Counter Surveillance and Resistance
  • Social Media and Surveillance
  • Public Shaming and Surveillance
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Social Sorting and Surveillance
  • Race and Surveillance
  • Gender and Surveillance
  • Sexuality and Surveillance
  • Lateral Surveillance
  • Gaming and Surveillance
  • Sports and Surveillance
  • Nature and Surveillance

The course builds upon the works of scholars such as Dr. David Lyon, Dr. Kevin Haggerty, Dr. David Murakami Wood, Dr. Aaron Doyle, Dr. Kirstie Ball, Dr. Torin Monahan, Dr. Gary Marx, Dr. Benjamin Goold, Dr. Andrew Goldsmith, and many more. Given my extensive knowledge of the surveillance field including its range of topics and scholars, I hope to bring this course with me as I search for future teaching opportunities.

Author: theajayblog

I hold a doctorate degree in sociology and specialise in qualitative criminological research. My research interests include surveillance and policing. My most recent research project is entitled The Police on Camera and examines the intersection of surveillance and legal authority, with a twist. Rather than exploring police officers’ use of surveillance cameras to monitor criminal behaviour, I research the use of cameras to monitor police, and the experiences of police officers in the “surveillance society.” My research has led to many publications which offer insights into the politics of the police’s growing visibility.

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