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)


Spring 2019

Friday, February 22, BiWeekly Meeting in Wilson 117, 12pm - 1:30pm (lunch served)

Jack Davidson, Professor of Computer Science and Director of Cyber Defense Program of Study, and Samuel Lengen, Research Associate in the Center for Data Ethics and Justice at the Data Science Institute, will present on their current work with a general discussion to follow.

Surveillance & Infrastructure

This interdisciplinary research group, part of the Humanities Informatics Lab in UVA’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, considers how medical, military, police, and cultural institutions rely upon surveillance infrastructures to categorize, manage, and act upon the world and its peoples. 

The Surveillance & Infrastructure research group explores the convergence of surveillance and sociotechnical infrastructures, particularly in the technologies, techniques, and networks used for gathering information about differentiated populations.

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