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Torin Monahan is a Professor 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 studies the social and cultural dimensions of surveillance systems, with a specific focus on gender and racial inequalities. He has published over fifty 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 newest 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.

"Reckoning with COVID, Racial Violence, and the Perilous Pursuit of Transparency"


T Monahan

Surveillance & Society 19 (1): 1-10


"Recoding the City: Cultural Mediation of Short-term Rental Platforms in the US. Cultural Studies 35 (4/5): 946-967"


T Monahan

Cultural Studies 35 (4/5): 946-967

"The Arresting Gaze: Artistic Disruptions of Antiblack Surveillance"


T Monahan

International Journal of Cultural Studies 23 (4): 564-581

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