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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Robert Latham

Politics & Policy

University York
E-Mail Address rlatham1@yorku.ca
Phone Number (416) 736-2100 ext. 46011
Office Location YRT, 730

 

Education

Pomona College: BA
University of Chicago MA
Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research PhD

Biography

Robert Latham is director of the Centre for International and Security Studies, and associate professor of Political Science, at York University in Toronto. Previously, he managed programs and conducted research in international affairs at the Social Science Research Council in New York where he directed the program on Information Technology and International Cooperation. He also taught at Columbia University.

Research Interests

Politics of environmental knowledge and large-scale monitoring systems; security and IT; technologies of border surveillance; critical theories of sovereignty, transnational relations, migration, multiculturalism and international communication politics; human security; and global governance.

Selected Publications

Books

Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm (co-edited with Saskia Sassen);

Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship Between Information Technology and Security

Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global-Local Networks of Power

The Liberal Moment: Modernity, Security, and the Making of Postwar International Order

Selected Articles

“Knowledge and Governance in the Digital Age: The Politics of Monitoring Planetary Life.” First Monday.

"Information Technology and Social Transformation” (Review Essay). International Studies Review.

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan