The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is a registered charitable company. Our main objective is to advance the public understanding of surveillance through the free exchange of academic information across academic cultures and disciplines. Our journal, Surveillance and Society, and our biennial conferences are the main ways we achieve these aims.

Surveillance and Society is free to all (authors and readers) and is not attached to any publishing house or other large scale business enterprise. Joining the Surveillance Studies Network supports our ability to publish the journal and achieve our charitable aims, and also entitles you to discounts on registration to SSN events and conferences. Membership is renewable every two years from the initial date you joined. Your membership fees go towards the publication of the journal to ensure that it remains free to access and benefits the wider activist, journalist and scholarly communities who read it, as well as to the general public. SSN membership also provides you with the opportunity to seek election to the Network and Editorial Board (NEB) of the Surveillance Studies Network and Surveillance and Society, and provides eligibility for SSN research grants and other initiatives.


By becoming a member you have the opportunity to offer yourself for election to the board of Surveillance Studies Network and Surveillance and Society; Discounts on all SSN-sponsored conferences and events, and approval and sponsorship of your research bids and events about surveillance


Memberships fees work on a tier base system that acknowledges precarity and difference in financial opportunities.



SSN Membership – Full Professor (approx. €120,000+ per annum, OECD and equivalent) £85.00 for 24 months

Tenured / Assoc Prof / Senior Lecturer and equivalent / in full-time, established NGO or corporate employment (approx. €80,000 – €120,000 pa, OECD) £65.00 for 24 months

We are currently experiencing some technical problems with our membership portal. Please use the registration link after 15.11.2023.

Register here.


Members may also receive, small amounts of pump priming funds for research proposals; Conference travel grants for junior scholars and scholars from the developing world; An online encyclopaedia of surveillance and resource base; A list of media experts, and Special offers for members, such as discounts with selected publishers.





Pre-tenure / Asst Professor / lecturer / permanent adjunct / early career or lower-level NGO or corporate employment (approx. €40,000 – €80,000 pa, OECD) £45.00 for 24 months

Graduate student / precarious, voluntary employment / all salary levels, non-OECD (approx. €0 – €40,000, OECD)£20.00 for 24 months