The Centre welcomes David Murakami Wood as Faculty member

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022

Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. David Murakami Wood (Faculty of Social Sciences) as a Faculty Member. 

On July 1st, 2022, Dr. David Murakami Wood joins the University of Ottawa as the new Professor of Critical Surveillance and Security Studies in the Department of Criminology.  

Educated at Oxford and Newcastle, UK, Dr. Murakami Wood was until then at Queen’s University at Kingston where he was Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and a former Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies. 

Dr. Murakami Wood is an interdisciplinary specialist in surveillance, security and technology from a global urban perspective, working mainly in Canada, Japan, the UK and Brazil. He is a leading organizer in the field of surveillance studies as co-founder and now co-editor-in-chief of the international, open access, peer-reviewed journal, Surveillance & Society, co-founder and a current director of the Surveillance Studies Network, co-editor of Surveillance Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2018), Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence (UBC Press, 2021), and the forthcoming International Handbook of Surveillance Studies (Edward Elgar).


The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is the leading Canadian research group in law, ethics and policy of technology. It now includes 25 full-time professors – from the Faculty of Arts, Engineering, Law, and Social Sciences – and 13 associate members, teaching and researching law and policy in the fields of technology, innovation, security, privacy, information, communication, intellectual property, science, and traditional knowledge. 


In addition to this appointment effective July 1st, the Management Committee of the Centre has renewed the affiliation of Dr. Céline Castets-Renard (Civil Law Section) and Prof. Vivek Krishnamurthy (Common Law Section) as Faculty members, and of Dr. Karine Gentelet (Université du Québec en Outaouais) has Associate member. 

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