Ph.D. (Carleton, 2010)
Kevin Walby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. He completed his doctoral dissertation under Aaron Doyle at Carleton University (2005–2010). His dissertation research was awarded the Governor General’s Medal. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology in 2011, Walby was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Centre of Criminology (2010-2011) and a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University (2010-2011). He is the prisoners’ struggles editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP), published by University of Ottawa Press.
Walby’s research interests fall into four areas. (1) Policing, security, surveillance Walby is currently working on The Institutionalization of Streetscape Video Surveillance in Canada with Sean Hier. Walby is also conducting research on conservation officer policing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) security intelligence work, and municipal corporate security. His articles on policing, security, and surveillance appear in Alternatives, Antipode, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Current Sociology, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Culture and Organization, International Sociology, Media, Culture, and Society, Social & Legal Studies, Social Movement Studies, and Surveillance & Society.
(3) Access to information and freedom of information law Walby’s research on Canadian access to information (ATI) and freedom of information (FOI) legislation has two components. First, Walby uses interviews and ATI/FOI requests to investigate the application of Canadian federal and provincial ATI/FOI legislation. With Mike Larsen, he has edited a volume on ATI/FOI, law, and qualitative research methods entitled Brokering Access: Power, Politics and Freedom of Information Process in Canada (with University of British Columbia Press). Second, Walby uses ATI/FOI requests to examine policy transfer between local policing and national security agencies, and information management in criminal justice institutions.
Professor Walby is keen to serve on supervisory committees for graduate student research in the following areas: policing; security; surveillance; risk; imprisonment and punishment; critical criminology; socio-legal studies; access to information and freedom of information law; Foucault; Blumer; Goffman; qualitative research strategies, including institutional ethnography and narrative analysis; urban studies; sociology of the body; sex work; sexuality; and the sociology of emotions.
Committee work: Current undergraduate director. Undergraduate Committee, completing a program review and a document entitled ‘Report on the Sociology Major at the University of Victoria’ Newsletter Committee, completed UVic SOCI newsletter
The New Keys to the City: Municipal Corporate Security in Global Context. Co-authored with Randy Lippert. Forthcoming with Routledge.
Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective. Co-edited with Randy Lippert. Forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan.
Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in the 21st Century. Co-edited with Randy Lippert. 2013, Routledge.
Emotions Matter: Explorations in the Sociology of Emotions. Co-edited with Alan Hunt and Dale Spencer. 2012, University of Toronto Press.
Touching Encounters: Sex, Work and Male-for-Male Internet Escorting. 2012, University of Chicago Press.
Brokering Access: Power, Politics and Freedom of Information Process in Canada. Co-editedwith Mike Larsen. 2012, University of British Columbia Press.
Walby, K. and Chris Hurl. ‘Policing Urban Natures: Conservation Officer Work in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada’. Accepted with International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Lippert, R. and K. Walby. 2013. ‘Municipal Corporate Security, Legal Knowledges, and the Urban Problem Space’. Forthcoming with Law & Social Inquiry
Lippert, R., K. Walby and R. Steckle. ‘Multiplicities of Corporate Security: Identifying Emerging Types and Trends’. Forthcoming with Security Journal
Lippert, R. and K. Walby. ‘Governing through Privacy: Liberal Govermentality, Privacy Law, and Privacy Knowledge’. Forthcoming with Law, Culture and the Humanities
Walby, K. and S. Hier. ‘Business Improvement Associations and Public Area Video Surveillance in Canadian Cities’. Forthcoming with Urban Studies
Hier, S. and K. Walby. ‘Policy Mutations, Compliance Myths, and Re-Deployable Special Event Public Camera Surveillance in Canada’. Forthcoming with Sociology
Walby, K. and Randy Lippert. 2012. ‘The New Keys to the City: Uploading Corporate Security and Threat Discourse into Canadian Municipal Governments’. Crime, Law and Social Change 58/4: 437-455.
Walby, K. and Seantel Anaïs. 2012. ‘Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Structures of Secrecy, and Ministerial Authorization after September 11’. Forthcoming with Canadian Journal of Law and Society
Walby, Kevin and M. Haan. 2012. ‘Caste Confusion and Census Enumeration in Colonial India, 1871-1921’. Histiore Sociale - Social History, 45/90: 301-318.
Monaghan, J. and K. Walby. 2012. ‘“… They Attacked the City”: Security Intelligence, the Sociology of Protest Policing, and the Anarchist Threat at the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit’. Current Sociology 60/5: 653-671.
Spencer, D. and K. Walby. 2012. ‘Neo-Tribalism, Epistemic Cultures, and the Emotions of Scientific Knowledge Construction’. Forthcoming with Emotion, Space and Society
Lett, D., K. Walby and S. Hier. 2012. ‘Policy Legitimacy, Rhetorical Politics, and the Evaluation of City-Street Video Surveillance Monitoring Programs in Canada’. Canadian Review of Sociology 49/4: 328-349.
Walby, K. and R. Lippert. 2012. ‘Spatial Regulation, Dispersal, and the Aesthetics of the City: Conservation Officer Policing of Homeless People in Ottawa, Canada’. Antipode, 44/3: 1015-1033.
Monaghan, J. and K. Walby. 2012. ‘Making up ‘Terror Identities’: Security Intelligence and Canada’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre’. Policing & Society, 22/2: 133-151.
Lippert, R. and K. Walby. 2012. ‘Municipal Corporate Security and the Intensification of Urban Surveillance’. Surveillance & Society, 9/3: 310-320.
Walby, Kevin and Mike Larsen. 2012. ‘Access to Information and Freedom of Information Requests: Neglected Means of Data Production in the Social Sciences’. Qualitative Inquiry, 18/1: 31-42.
Walby, Kevin and Mike Larsen. 2011. ‘Getting at the Live Archive: on Access to Information Research in Canada’. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 26/3: 623-634.
Walby, K. and J. Monaghan. 2011. ‘Dark Side of the Security-Development Nexus: Canada’s role in the Securitization of Haiti, 2004-2009’. Alternatives, 36/4: 273-287.
Fiddler, J., A. Smith, K. Walby and S. Hier. 2011. ‘Risk, Politics, and Institutional Trust: Policy Rhetoric and the Men Who Have Sex with Men Blood Donor Deferral Policy in Canada’. Canadian Review of Sociology, 48/4: 369-389.
Walby, Kevin and Justin Piché. 2011. ‘The Polysemy of Punishment: Dark Tourism and Ontario’s Penal History Museums’. Punishment & Society, 13/4: 451-472.
Hier, S. and K. Walby. 2011. ‘Privacy Pragmatism and Streetscape Video Surveillance in Canada’. International Sociology, 26/6: 844-861.
Hier, Sean P., Dan Lett, Kevin Walby, and Andre Smith. 2011. ‘Beyond Folk Devil Resistance: Linking Moral Panic and Moral Regulation’. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 11/3: 259-276.
Walby, K. and J. Monaghan. 2011. ‘Private Eyes and Public Order: Policing and Surveillance in the Suppression of Animal Rights Activists in Canada’. Social Movement Studies, 10/1: 21–37
Walby, Kevin. 2010. ‘Interviews as Encounters: Issues of Sexuality and Reflexivity when Men Interview Men about Commercial Same Sex Relations’. Qualitative Research, 10/6: 639-657.
Walby, Kevin and Nicolas Carrier. 2010. ‘The Rise of Biocriminology: Capturing Observable Bodily Economies of ‘Criminal Man’. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 10/3: 261-285.
Piché, Justin and Kevin Walby. 2010. ‘Problematizing Carceral Tours’. British Journal of Criminology, 50/3: 570-581.
Walby, Kevin and Jeff Monaghan. 2010. ‘Policing Proliferation: on the Militarization of Police and Atomic Energy Canada Limited’s Nuclear Response Forces’. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52/2: 117-145.
Lett, D., S. Hier and K. Walby. 2010. ‘CCTV Surveillance and the Civic Conversation: a Study in Public Sociology’. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 35/3: 437-462.
Walby, Kevin. 2009. ‘“He asked me if I was looking for fags…” Ottawa’s National Capital Commission Conservation Officers and the Policing of Public Park Sex’. Surveillance & Society, 6/4: 367-379.
Walby, Kevin and Aaron Doyle. 2009. ‘‘Their Risks are My Risks’: On Shared Risk Epistemologies, including Altruistic Fear for Companion Animals’. Sociological Research Online, 14/4.
Walby, Kevin. 2008. ‘Hunting for Harm: Knowledge Networks, Local Governance and the Ottawa Needle Hunters Program’. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 23/1: 154-171.
Hallgrimsdottir, Helga, Rachel Phillips, Cecilia M. Benoit and Kevin Walby. 2008. ‘Sporting Girls, Streetwalkers, and Inmates of Houses of Ill-Repute: Media Narratives and the Historical Mutability of Prostitution Stigmas’. Sociological Perspectives, 51/1: 119-138.
Walby, Kevin. 2007. ‘On the Social Relations of Research: A Critical Assessment of Institutional Ethnography’. Qualitative Inquiry, 13/7: 1008-1030.
Walby, Kevin. 2007. ‘Contributions to a Post-Sovereigntist Understanding of Law: Foucault, Law as Governance, and Legal Pluralism’. Social & Legal Studies, 16/3: 551-571.
Walby, Kevin. 2007. ‘Mode of Production versus Mode of Information: Marx, Poster, and an Argument for Anti-Capitalist Praxis’. Critical Sociology, 33/5: 887-912.
Hier, Sean P., Joshua Greenberg, Kevin Walby, and Dan Lett. 2007. ‘Media, Communication, and the Establishment of Public Camera Surveillance Programmes in Canada’. Media, Culture, and Society, 29/5: 727-751.
Walby, Kevin. 2006. ‘Locating Televisual and Non-Televisual Textual Sequences with Institutional Ethnography: a Study of Campus and Apartment CCTV Security Work’. Culture and Organization, 13/2: 153-168.
Walby, Kevin. 2006. ‘Little England? The Rise of Open-Street Closed Circuit Television Surveillance in Canada’. Surveillance and Society, 4/1: 29-51.
Hier, Sean P. and Kevin Walby. 2006. ‘Competing Analytical Paradigms in the Sociological Study of Racism in Canada’. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 38/1: 83-104.
Walby, Kevin. 2006. ‘Risky Spaces, Algorithims, and Signifiers: Disappearing Bodies and the Prevalence of Racialization in Urban Camera Surveillance Procedures’. Topia: a Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 16, Fall: 73-90.
Walby, Kevin. 2005. ‘Institutional Ethnography and Surveillance Studies: An Outline for Inquiry’. Surveillance and Society, 3/2-3: 158-172.
Walby, Kevin. 2005. ‘Open-Street Camera Surveillance and Governance in Canada’. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 47/4: 655-683.
Walby, Kevin and Sean P. Hier. 2005. ‘Risk Technologies and the Securitization of Post-9/11 Citizenship: The Case of National ID Cards in Canada’. Socialist Studies, 1/2: 5-30.
Walby, Kevin. 2005. ‘How Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance Organizes the Social: an Institutional Ethnography’. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 30/2: 189-215. Re-printed in The Surveillance Studies Reader. 2007. Hier, S. and J. Greenberg (eds). UK: Open University Press.
Larsen, Mike and Kevin Walby. 2012. ‘Introduction: Power, Politics and Freedom of Information Process in Canada’. Forthcoming in Brokering Access. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 1-34.
Walby, Kevin and André Smith. 2012. ‘Surveillance, Sex, and Sexuality: Lenses and Dividing Lines’. In Policing Sex. Johnson, P. and D. Dalton (eds). London: Routledge. Pp 54-66.
Walby, K. and D. Spencer. 2012. ‘Objects, Organizations and the Emotional Climate of a Mass Spectrometry Laboratory’. Forthcoming in Emotions Matter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pp 181-200.
Walby, Kevin, Dale Spencer and Alan Hunt. 2012. ‘For A Relational Approach to Emotions’. Forthcoming in Emotions Matter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pp 3-8.
Walby, Kevin and Dale Spencer. 2012. ‘How Emotions Matter to Moral Panics’. Hier, S. (ed). In Moral Panics and the Politics of Anxiety. London: Routledge. pp 104-117.
Doyle, A. and K. Walby. 2011. ‘Cab Cameras: the Case of Surveillance in Ottawa Taxi Cabs’. Doyle, A., R. Lippert and D. Lyon (eds). Forthcoming in Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance. London: Routledge.
Walby, Kevin. 2012. ‘What Keeps Men Who Have Sex with Men Up At Night: Sexual Stigma and Homophobia’. Bruckert, Christine and Stacey Hannem (eds). Stigma Revisited: Negotiations, Resistance and the Implications of the Mark. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. Pp 79-94.
Walby, Kevin. 2010. ‘Anarcho-Abolitionism: a Challenge to Conservative and Liberal Criminology’. Doyle, Aaron, and Dawn Moore (eds). Critical Criminology in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Walby, Kevin. 2009. ‘Surveillance of Male with Male Public Sex in Ontario, 1983-1994’. Hier, Sean and Josh Greenberg (eds). In Surveillance: Power, Problems and Politics. Pp 46-58. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Walby, Kevin and Sean P. Hier. 2009. ‘Securitizing Citizenship: ID Cards, Passports and Border Surveillance in Canada’. Rollings-Magnusson, Sandra (ed). In Anti-Terrorism: Security and Insecurity After 9/11. Pp 125-140. Halifax: Fernwood.
Hier, Sean P., Kevin Walby and Joshua Greenberg. 2006. ‘Supplementing the Panoptic Paradigm: Surveillance, Moral Governance, and CCTV’. Lyon, David (ed). In Theorizing Surveillance: The Panopticon and Beyond. Pp 230-244. Cullompton: Willan.
Huey, L., K. Walby, and A. Doyle. 2006. ‘Cop Watching in the Downtown Eastside: Exploring the Use of (Counter) Surveillance as a Tool of Resistance’. Monahan, T. (ed). In Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics in Everyday Life. Pp 149-156. London: Routledge.
Carrier, N. and K Walby. 2011. ‘Putting Claims about the ‘New Paradigm’ of ‘Biosocial Criminology’ in Context: a Rejoinder to Beaver and Chaviano’. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.
Piché, J. and K. Walby. 2011. ‘Carceral Tours and the Need for Reflexivity: a Response to Wilson, Spina and Canaan’. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
Walby, Kevin and Dale Spencer. 2010. ‘In Conversation with the American Sociological Association President: Randall Collins on Emotions, Violence and Interactionist Sociology’. Canadian Review of Sociology, 47/1: 93-101.
Walby, K. and M. Haan. 2010. ‘Counting, Caste and Confusion during Census Enumeration in Colonial India’. Tepperman, L. (ed). In Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Piché, Justin and Kevin Walby. 2009. ‘Dialogue on Prison Ethnography and Carceral Tours: an Introduction’. Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, 18/2: 88-90.
Hurl, Chris and Kevin Walby. 2009. ‘We are the Student Movement? Remembering the Rise and Fall of the Canadian Union of Students, 1965-1969’. Upping the Anti. Number 9. Pp 105-121.
Monaghan, Jeff and Kevin Walby. 2008. ‘The Green Scare is Everywhere: The Long Reach of the War on “Eco-Terror”’. Upping the Anti. Number 6. Pp 93-112.
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