University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Surveillance & Infrastructure


Current research projects in this lab include studies of the use of drones in warfare, the infrastructures the support 911 messaging, and the ways in which media may be used to promote sousveillance or other forms of resistance to the workings of societal power. Recommended readings for Spring 2018 include:


·         Joshua Reeves, Citizen Spies (NYU Press, 2017)

·         Nicole Starosielski & Lisa Parks, Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures (University of Illinois Press, 2015)

·         Shoshana Magnet, When Biometrics Fail (Duke University Press, 2011)

·         Rachel Dubrovsky & Shoshana Magnet, Feminist Surveillance Studies (Duke University Press, 2015)