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. We take an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, from the impact of surveillant technologies on culture, “militainment,” the civilian and domestic origin and application of military technologies, and the role of distribution networks in filtering and disseminating culture and information, to the histories and techniques of surveillance, among other topics.
Elizabeth Ellcessor, Associate Professor of Media Studies: "Personal Alarms: Intimacy and Oversight in the Name of Safety"
Camilla Fojas, Professor and Department Chair of Media Studies: "Drone Futures"
Natasha Heller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies: "Face Masks and Mass Surveillance"
Debjani Ganguly, Professor of English and Director of the IHGC, Moderator