I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Digital Media at CAMRI, which I joined in 2013. Prior to this appointment, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University Sweden, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada.
My current research considers the use of social media by police and intelligence agencies, as well as other forms of policing that occur on these platforms. As part of this research, I am participating in two European Union FP7 projects on security, privacy and digital media. I have authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics, as well as Social Media as Surveillance with Ashgate in 2012, and Identity Problems in the Facebook Era with Routledge in 2013. I am currently finalizing an edited collection with Professor Christian Fuchs entitled Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
I completed a PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. My doctoral research with Dr. David Lyon focused on the impact of digital media on surveillance and visibility. I obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology at McGill University, and a MA in Sociology at Concordia University, both in Montreal, Canada.
This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.
Trottier, Daniel (2013) The business of conversations: market social media surveillance and visibility. First Monday, 18 (2). ISSN 1396-0466
Trottier, Daniel (2013) Crowdsourcing CCTV surveillance on the internet. Information, Communication and Society . ISSN 1369-118X (In Press)
Trottier, Daniel and Schneider, Christopher (2013) Social media and the 2011 Vancouver riot. Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 40 . pp. 335-362. ISSN 0163-2396
Fuchs, Christian and Trottier, Daniel (2013) The internet as surveilled workplayplace and factory. In: Gutwirth, Serge and Leenes, Ronald and De Hert, Paul and Poullet , Yves, (eds.) European data protection: coming of age. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 33-57. ISBN 9789400751842
Pridmore, Jason and Trottier, Daniel (2013) Extending the audience: social media marketing, technologies and the construction of markets. In: Manzerolle, Vincent and McGuigan, Lee, (eds.) The audience commodity in a digital age: revisiting a critical theory of commercial media. Peter Lang, New York. (In Press)
Steeves, Valerie and Lyon, David and Trottier, Daniel (2013) From them to us: surveillance as participation. In: Surveillance in Canada. Athabasca University Press. (Submitted)
Trottier, Daniel (2013) Facebook: friend or foe. In: Macionis, John and Benokraitis, Nijole and Urmetzer, Peter, (eds.) Seeing ourselves: classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural readings in sociology. Fourth Canadian edition. Pearson. ISBN 9780132819008
Haggerty, Kevin and Trottier, Daniel (2013) Surveillance and/of nature: monitoring beyond the human. Society & Animals . ISSN 1568-5306 (In Press)
Haggerty, Kevin and Trottier, Daniel (2013) Public and private surveillance. In: Rosenfeld, Richard, (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology. Oxford University Press, New York.
Trottier, Daniel (2013) Identity problems in the Facebook era. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780415643450 (In Press)
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