About Me

Jamie Duncan is a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. His work engages with the impacts of data-driven technology on interactions between states, citizens, and markets. His doctoral research focuses on the implications of transnational policy collaborations in border policing with particular attention to processes of shared technology adoption. Jamie has written and spoken on topics like policing and citizenship in ‘smart’ cities, the political communications of security, and issues of transparency and accountability in governance. He works as a researcher for the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. For the 2020-21 academic year, Jamie also holds positions as a Junior Fellow at Massey College and a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Toronto Ethics of AI Lab.

Interests

  • Borders & migration
  • Citizenship & governance
  • Surveillance & social control
  • Political communication
  • Information policy

Education

  • PhD in Criminology, 2020-present

    University of Toronto

  • MI in Information, Media & Technology Policy, 2019

    University of Toronto

  • BA in Global Development Studies, 2016

    Western University

Publications

Duncan, J. (2019). Negotiating Citizenship: Mediatized Migration and the Canadian Data Border

This thesis reflects upon the anomalous rise of irregular migration into Canada near the town of Lacolle, Quebec and the response of …

Duncan, J. & Caidi, N. (2018). “Mobilities, Media and Governmentality: Asylum Seekers in Lacolle, Quebec.”

This article reflects upon the anomalous rise of irregular migration into Canada through the small town of Lacolle, Quebec and how the …

Duncan, J. (2018). Uncertainty and Desire: Big Data Surveillance and Digital Citizenship

This synthesis presents the works of several key scholars in the field of critical data studies to explore how the practice of Big Data …