New VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies

  • November 11, 2019

On 1 October 2019, the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies started. The Chair is based at the LSTS research group and is supported by the research groups CRiS and SMIT. The Chair is coordinated by Professor Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel.

The main objectives of the Chair in Surveillance Studies are:

  • Stimulating and encouraging interdisciplinary research in Surveillance Studies
  • Stimulating cooperation and exchange of researchers within different research groups of the VUB, other researchers and research groups in Belgium and from across the world who do research on surveillance
  • Creating a knowledge center on surveillance in Belgium and exploring the possibility of establishing an interfaculty research group at the VUB.

One of the activities of the Chair is a seminar series in surveillance studies, which kicks off with a first seminar on Facial Recognition in the Global City: Ethnographic analysis of the police trials of live facial recognition in London on 21st of November.

A launch event of the chair will follow in January 2020 [more information to follow].

More information about the chair and its activities can be found on the Chair's website.

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