David Lyon is director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, and professor of sociology and professor of law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Educated at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, David has been studying surveillance since the mid-1980s. Credited with spearheading the field of surveillance studies, he has produced a steady stream of books and articles that began with The Electronic Eye (1994) and continued with Surveillance Society (2001), Surveillance after September 11 (2003), Surveillance Studies (2007), Identifying Citizens (2009), Liquid Surveillance (with Zygmunt Bauman, 2013) and Surveillance after Snowden (2015). His most recent publication is The Culture of Surveillance (Polity, 2018) and he is currently working on Surveillance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford). He has also co-edited a number of other books, mostly the products of team projects on surveillance, with research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) totalling almost $8 million. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Surveillance & Society and The Information Society. Most recently awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Surveillance Studies Network (2018) and the SSHRC Impact: Insight Award (2015), David has also received numerous awards for his work, from Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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