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Director

David Grondin, PhD

Université de Montréal

I am first and foremost fascinated by the relationship between culture, science, media, technology and society, power/knowledge, militarization, and war and security in the US context and in the geopolitical frame set by globalization. My current research coalesces around three main areas of inquiry: 1) the surveillance of mobility, algorithmic security, and technopolitical infrastructures policing North American borderlands and citizenship; 2) the militarization of everyday life, the surveillance society and the culture of the US national security state; and 3) US popular culture and media cultures, with a special focus on humor and infotainment media as media practice.

I am also a regular researcher at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and a research fellow at the Montreal Centre for International Studies at Université de Montréal.