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5th Episode: Terrorism through the Eyes of the Algorithm

How the Law Is (Re)Figured through Security Technology


Tasniem Anwar, Assistant Professor at the Vrije University Amsterdam, discusses terrorism in the eyes of the algorithm together with Andrea Leiter and Delphine Dogot.



Additional reading material:

  • Aradau C., Blanke T. (2018). Governing others: Anomaly and the algorithmic subject of security. European Journal of International Security, 3(1), 1-21. DOI
  • Johns, F. (2016). Global governance through the pairing of list and algorithm. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space34(1), 126-149. DOI
  • Puar, J.K., & Rai, A. (2002). Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots. Social Text, 20(3), 117-148. DOI


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Tasniem Anwar

Tasniem Anwar is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Law as well as an Assistant Professor in Empirical and Normative Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on security technology, counter-terrorism law, post-colonial approaches to law & politics.

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Andrea Leiter

Andrea Leiter is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Center for International Law working on technology enabled governance. She also co-founded the Dutch non-profit organization Sovereign Nature Initiative, working at the intersection of ecology, technology and economics.

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Delphine Dogot

Delphine Dogot is Associate professor of Law at Université catholique de Lille, based on the Paris-Issy Campus, and research lead in Digital and Emerging Technology at C3RD, Research Centre on Law & Risk.  She is the founding Director of LeStudio, a collaborative and creative digital/law lab.

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