About Us

We are a network of researchers with a focus on surveillance in the global South. “Surveillance in the Global South” aims to expand the scope of surveillance studies to include non-Western discourses and practices. The network also hopes to be a place for exchange, collaboration, and activism against undemocratic use of surveillance technologies.

“Surveillance in the Global South” was founded by Azadeh Akbari at the final stages of her PhD dissertation on urban and cyber surveillance in Iran.

You can see the list of our current members here.