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Torin Monahan is a Professor in the Department of Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-Editor-in-Chief of Surveillance & Society, the leading academic journal on surveillance. He is an internationally recognized researcher who studies the social and cultural dimensions of surveillance systems, with a specific focus on gender and racial inequalities. He has given expert testimony to the European Commission and has been an invited discussant to the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


He has published over sixty articles or book chapters and seven books, including Surveillance Studies: A Reader (with David Murakami Wood) and Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity, which won the Surveillance Studies Book Prize of the Surveillance Studies Network. His latest book, Crisis Vision: Race and the Cultural Production of Surveillance (Duke University Press), investigates the racializing effects of contemporary surveillance through the lens of visual and performance art.

"Partner Hire Scorecard: A Ranking of the Partner-friendly Status of U.S. Universities"


T Monahan, M Waltz, M Erol, JA Fisher

The Dual-Careers Project.


"Revitalizing Dissent: Imperatives for Critical Surveillance Inquiry."


T Monahan, D Murakami Wood

Surveillance & Society 20 (4): 326-332

"Mutual Emotional Labor as Method: Building Connections of Care in Qualitative Research"


JA Fisher, T Monahan

The Qualitative Report 28 (11): 3192-3212

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