15 years after its founding, Surveillance & Society will have a new Editor-in-Chief.
Torin Monahan, Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, takes over the role overseeing the production of the journal from the assigning of editors to submissions to the publication of issues. Torin needs no introduction to most in surveillance studies, having been a leading figure in the new generation of surveillance studies scholars for the last ten years, a long-standing member of the Surveillance & Society editorial board, and the author of the SSN award-winning Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity and co-author of SuperVision (with John Gilliom).
David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies at Queen's University, Ontario, will continue to play a leading role in the journal, but will focus on areas like financial management and marketing and publicity. He hopes the change will lead to even more success for Surveillance & Society, but also allow him to finally find more time for his own work and publications.
As a complete coincidence, Sarah Cheung, who has worked as our tireless Editorial Assistant for many years, will also be stepping down to take up a full-time staff position at the University of Calgary. We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Sarah, without whom nothing would have got done. We'll be appointing a new Editorial Assistant as soon as possible.