Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan

PhD Student in Criminology

University of Toronto

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 for border policing in Canada, especially in relation to processes of shared technology adoption. Jamie has written and spoken on topics like policing and citizenship in ‘smart’ cities, the role of the mass media in global security diplomacy, and issues of government secrecy and transparency in Canada. 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.


  • Information Policy
  • Citizenship & Authority
  • Borders & Mobility
  • Policing
  • Transparency
  • Accountability


  • 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


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 …