My expertise and areas of interest include digital surveillance, big data policy, governance of safety and security, politics and crime control, and smart cities.
Digital Surveillance (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
The focus of my research is on the increase in size and complexity of surveillance technologies, which increasingly rely on algorithms and big data to support decision-making and to predict ‘risky’ patterns and persons. I am interested how surveillance technologies can be designed with ‘care’ and sensibly to democratic values such as fairness, accountability and transparency. Special attention is given how surveillance technologies are understood, articulated, experienced or even resisted by various actors, and how these surveillance experiences can have real consequences for the results of a security program.
- The Algorithmic Society. Technology, Power, and Knowledge (co-edited with R. Peeters) (2021), London/New York: Routledge.
- Hysteria. Crime, Media, and Politics (Introduction by Jeff Ferrell) (2021), London/New York: Routledge.
- The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order (Introduction by David Garland) (2015), New York: New York University Press.