David Murakami Wood
David Murakami Wood
Faculty member
Full Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences


Dr. David Murakami Wood is a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Professor of Critical Surveillance and Securities Studies in the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Murakami Wood is an interdisciplinary specialist in surveillance, security and technology from a global urban perspective, working mainly in Canada, Japan, the UK and Brazil. He is a leading organizer in the field of surveillance studies as co-founder and now co-editor-in-chief of the international, open access, peer-reviewed journal, Surveillance & Society, co-founder and a current director of the Surveillance Studies Network, co-editor of Surveillance Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2018), Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence (UBC Press, 2021), and the forthcoming International Handbook of Surveillance Studies (Edward Elgar). 

Educated at Oxford and Newcastle, UK, Dr. Murakami Wood joined the University of Ottawa in 2022 from Queen’s University at Kingston where he was Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and a former Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies.