Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is a UK-registered charitable company (Nr. 11174449) dedicated to the study of surveillance in all its forms, and the free distribution of scholarly information.

We are registered in the UK, but welcome members and supporters from all over the world. We own and run the journal Surveillance and Society and also act as a clearing house for social science and policy research and consultancy about surveillance.

Read more about our Charitable Objects, our Structure and Governance or details in our Internal Governing Document.

Introduction to the Surveillance Society

SSN Directors

Dr. Azadeh Akbari

University of Twente, Netherlands

Dr. Fernanda Bruno

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Julia Chan

University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Bryce C. Newell

University of Oregon, USA

Dr. Joshua Reeves

Oregon State University, USA

Dr. Gavin J.D. Smith

Australian National University, Australia

Dr. David Murakami Wood

University of Ottawa, Canada

Network & Editorial Board

Surveillance & Society Editor in Chief (Production)

Dr. Torin Monahan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Surveillance & Society Editor in Chief (Finance & Administration)

Dr. David Murakami Wood, University of Ottawa, Canada

Surveillance & Society Associate Editors

Dr. Azadeh Akbari, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dr. Jonathan Finn, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Dr. Adam Molnar, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Joshua Reeves, Oregon State University, USA
Dr. Keith Spiller, Birmingham City University, UK
Dr. Minkyu Sung, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Dr. Ozgun Topak, York University, Canada
Dr. J. Macgregor Wise, Arizona State University, USA

Surveillance & Society Dialogue Editor

Dr. Bryce Newell, University of Oregon, USA

Surveillance & Society Book Review Editor

Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche, Maynooth University, Ireland

Surveillance & Society Film Review Editor

Dr. Fareed Ben-Youssef, Texas Tech University, USA

Other Editorial Board Members

Dr. Chiara Fonio, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Oliver Kayas, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Dr. Alana Saulnier, Queen’s University, Canada
Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, The Netherlands
Dr. Dean Jonathon Wilson, University of Sussex, UK
Dr. Nils Zurawski, University of Hamburg, Germany

Members Representative

Yasmine Ezzedine, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Lizzie Hughes, Birkbeck, University of London, UK



SSN would like to thank the following people and organizations:

The Milton Keynes branch of the National Council for Voluntary Organizations.

The LawWorks for Community Groups scheme, especially: Aimi Friend at Simmonds and Simmonds Solicitors for the initial legal documentation; and Neil Brown at Vodafone Legal for drafting our Licensing agreements.

Michael Wright Audio Visual Services for producing the DVD of our earlier media appearances.

Keith Dixon, ex Open University Business School, who helped prepare the business plan. Russell-Cooke Solicitors Charity Team for their excellent newsletters and training network.

Andrew Talbot who provided our membership software.

Florian Kuhlmann who made the website work in the first place.

The background image for the original SSN website was courtesy of Stefan Czerwinski and was made in 2013 in Ecuador.