Dr Ajay Sandhu

Dr Ajay Sandhu

Ajay Sandhu is a Senior Research Officer focusing mainly on analysis of surveillance practices in the UK, Brazil, India and Germany, and a recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s Sociology doctorate programme. Ajay’s research interests concern questions of surveillance and authority. In particular, he has built upon the “surveillance society thesis“, which proposes that we live in spaces that are increasingly defined by the monitoring of physical and digital bodies/behaviours. Ajay is currently involved in two research projects: 1. Policing on Camera: a project offering insights into the surveillance of police officers based on empirical data gathered during a qualitative case study; 2: The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, focusing specifically on questions about big data surveillance and tensions between national security, predictive policing, privacy and liberty.