David Lyon is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen’s Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
From 2008-2010 he held a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association; in 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; in 2012he received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association; in 2013 he was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences, UK; and in 2015 he received a National Insight Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
He contributes to Surveillance Studies, Social Theory and Sociology of Religion and has directed a number of large-scale multi-disciplinary research projects since 1996, totalling almost $8 million, mainly from SSHRC. He has authored or edited 29 books, the latest of which is Surveillance after Snowden (2015).