TILT seminar: Bryce Newell

Date: Time: 16:00 Location: ONLINE Meeting

Police Visibility: Privacy, Surveillance, and the False Promise of Body-Worn Cameras

In this talk, Dr. Bryce Newell will present some of the research behind his new book, Police Visibility. The book presents empirically grounded research into how police officers experience and manage the information politics of surveillance and visibility generated by the introduction of body cameras into their daily routines and the increasingly common experience of being recorded by civilian bystanders. In particular, Newell will discuss how these activities intersect with privacy, free speech, and access to information law in the United States, arguing that rather than being emancipatory systems of police oversight, body-worn cameras are an evolution in police image work and state surveillance expansion.

Time:  16:00 -17:30

Speaker: Bryce Newell

Bryce Clayton Newell is assistant professor of media law and policy in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He is also a Co-Director of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) and Dialogue Editor for the SSN’s journal, Surveillance & Society. Bryce is a trained information scientist (PhD, University of Washington) and lawyer (JD, University of California, Davis School of Law). He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at TILT from 2015 to 2017 (as well as during the summers of 2018 and 2019), working as part of Prof. Bert-Jaap Koops’ VICI project team. Much of Bryce’s research combines qualitative social research and legal research methods.

Host:  Rosamunde van Brakel

* For more information regarding this event please contact: Heidi van Veen