“Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society” website up and running

The project “Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society” at University Cardiff now has its website up and running. The project  explores the nature, opportunities and challenges of digital citizenship in light of the governmental surveillance measures revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The leaks initially published by The Guardian and the Washington Post provide unprecedented insights into the workings […]

I have been awarded the Surveillance Studies Book Prize 2014 for my book “From Protest to Surveillance”

Again good news: I have been awarded the Surveillance Studies Book Prize 2014 for my book “From Protest to Surveillance – The Political Rationality of Mobile Media”. The committee praised: “the combination of empirical work with theoretical insight and the consequent benefit of looking more clearly at the conceptual framework that is appropriate for understanding […]

Winner of the Surveillance & Society Paper Prize

I am very happy and thankful to have received the Surveillance & Society Paper Price for my article “Resistance against Cyber-Surveillance within Social Movements and how Surveillance Adapts“.

Vortrag “Zur politischen Rationalität von Mobile Media bei Protest und Überwachung”

Im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung „Never being alone again. Überwachung zwischen Albtraum und Utopie“ des Instituts für Medienwissenschaften der Universität Paderborn halte ich am 12.05.2014 um 18h ct im Raum O2 einen Vortrag mit dem Titel “Zur politischen Rationalität von Mobile Media bei Protest und Überwachung”.

Review of my book “Mobile Media. From Protest to Surveillance”

Marta Brzezinska has written a review of my book “Mobile Media. From Protest to Surveillance” for Surveillance Studies.org. She closes by writing: “Without any doubt Oliver Leistert’s book proves vital to the field of contemporary aspects of surveillance, the power and media and in the same time provokes to discuss theoretical perspectives on dimensions of […]