Cybersurveillance

On theory & practice: why I left academia.edu

In the course of reducing my free labour and data provision to shady companies, I deleted my academia.edu account today. It had been on my mind for a while already, and reading “Should This Be the Last Thing You Read on Academia.edu?” by Gary Hall only gave the final push to do so. I do […]

“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“.

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 […]