Dr. Bracken-Roche sits on the Inter/national FOI Research Council of the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. She is also a member of the advisory board for a new publication called The Study Up, "a peer-reviewed publication featuring critical, investigative research using freedom of information (FOI) and access to information (ATI) disclosures as data." She is also a long standing member of the Surveillance Studies Network, the International Studies Association, and WIIS-Canada.
Ciara's current project explores the adoption and use of drone technologies in Canada and Ireland with a specific focus on their application by policing and public safety agencies. The project will create new knowledge about the relationship between police use of these technologies/techniques of governance and existing legal, social and technological norms.
She is interested in critical criminology, critical security, and surveillance studies as disciplines, and happy to work in this interdisciplinary spaces both theoretically and methodologically. Another stream of research in which Dr. Bracken-Roche contributes is methods and methodology in surveillance studies and critical criminology/ security/ sociology.
LW 164 Introduction to Criminological Theory (UG)
LW 689 An Introduction to the Surveillance Society (MA)
Dr. Bracken-Roche is happy to take on students in the following areas: security, surveillance, technology-mediated policing practices, data and technocratic governance, privacy, civil liberties, critical media, and risk and governmentality studies.