Academic and Journalistic Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. The Legend of the Slender Man: The boogieman of surveillance culture. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal of the Internet 22(6).

Book Reviews

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Review of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare. Surveillance & Society (https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/11888).

Academic Works in Progress

Curlew, Abigail and Jeffrey Monaghan (Abstract Accepted). Policing Bodies: Disability, normative enforcement, and abolitionist politics. In Kelly Fritsch, Jeffrey Monaghan, and Emily van der Meulen (Eds.) Disability (In)Justice: Examining Criminalization in Canada.

Curlew, Abigail. (Submitted to Data + Society). (Un)Disciplined Performativity: A Sociological Approach to Anonymity. For submission to New Media & Society.

Conference Presentations

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Surveillance Strategies from the Antifa Underground: Lateral Surveillance, Obfuscation, and DIY Community Policing. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology.

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Platform Governmentality: Content Moderation in Anonymous Social Media. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology.

Curlew, Kyle. 2017. The Myth of Anonymity. Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond.

Curlew, Kyle. 2017. Performative Anonymity: Controversy, discipline, and the political economy of Yik Yak. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Canadian Sociological Association (CSA).

Curlew, Kyle. 2016. The Legend of Slenderman: The Boogieman of Surveillance Society. Popular Culture Association of Canada Annual Conference.

Presentations and Invited Lectures

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Precarious Femmes: state identification, surveillance/erasure, and trans-misogyny. LAWS 3005A Law and Regulation.

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Trolls, hackers, and pixelated rogues: Doing digital ethnography in criminology. CRCJ 3002A Qualitative Research Methods.

Curlew, Kyle. 2017. The Legend of Slenderman: The Boogieman of Surveillance Society. Nerd Night: Ideas on Tap Speak Series at The Grad Club.

Journalistic Articles and Op-eds

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Canada is Not Safe from Donald Trump’s Attack on Transgender Human Rights. Vice Canada (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/vbka3d/canada-is-not-safe-from-donald-trumps-attacks-on-transgender-human-rights?fbclid=IwAR0ZzMLMs-w0eor2eUguq7X2UIPEy6rRXHTvNXpY_TS6vR6dyNnxx5qNeJg).

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Sorry Barbara Kay, Trans Women Are Most Assuredly Women. Vice Canada (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/qva8d7/sorry-barbara-kay-trans-women-are-most-assuredly-women).

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. Sex-ed isn’t going to turn you gay. The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/sex-ed-isnt-going-to-turn-you-gay-98290).

Curlew, Abigail. 2018. What’s Wrong With the ‘No Trans’ Dating Preferences Debate. Vice Canada (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/neq9zx/whats-wrong-with-the-no-trans-dating-preference-debate).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. University free speech debate is really about power. The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/university-free-speech-debate-is-really-about-power-88459).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. For Trans Folks, Free Speech can be Silencing. Vice Canada (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/pa3jzg/for-trans-folks-free-speech-can-be-silencing).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. The New Threat Threshold. Briarpatch Magazine (https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-new-threat-threshold).

Curlew, Abigail and Korey Pasch. 2017. Context, freedom & diversity in a stratified community. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2017-03-24/opinions/context-freedom-and-diversity-in-a-stratified-community/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. MUN tuition and the myth of meritocracy. The Independent (http://theindependent.ca/2017/05/11/mun-tuition-and-the-myth-of-meritocracy/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. In the age of social media, Big Brother doesn’t watch us. We watch ourselves. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/wiretap-surveillance-and-technology/2017/06/age-social-media-big-brother-doesnt-watch).

Curlew, Abigail. 2017. It’s time to mobilize against our national security apparatus. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2017/01/its-time-to-mobilize-against-our-national-security-apparatus).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. China’s dystopian ‘social credit’ surveillance system could move to Canada. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/12/chinas-dystopian-social-credit-surveillance-system-could-move-to-).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Queen’s history of white supremacy much longer than one racist party. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/12/queens-history-white-supremacy-much-longer-one-racist-party).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Public consultation on Bill C-51 looks like an elaborate PR stunt. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/11/public-consultation-on-bill-c-51-looks-elaborate-pr-stunt).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Bill C-51 is violating our Charter rights and Canada doesn’t care. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/11/bill-c-51-violating-our-charter-rights-and-canada-doesnt-care).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Canada’s legacy of anti-terror panic has come home to roost with Bill C-51. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/11/canadas-legacy-anti-terror-panic-has-come-home-to-roost-bill-c-51).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. The Liberals’ new discussion paper on Bill C-51 reads like a defense of the bill it’s suppose to fix. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/10/liberals-new-discussion-paper-on-bill-c-51-reads-defence-bill-its).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. The history of the Internet: Military anxiety and a hacker’s ethic. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kyle-curlew/2016/10/history-internet-military-anxiety-and-hackers-ethic).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Social media algorithms are shaping our daily lives — and they’re not neutral. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2016/10/social-media-algorithms-are-shaping-our-daily-lives-and-theyr).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Social media is amazing at manufacturing our consent and it’s not OK. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2016/09/social-media-amazing-manufacturing-our-consent-and-its-not-ok).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Anonymity is a right that must be protected. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2016/09/anonymity-right-must-be-protected).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. How Tinder is watching and sorting our intimacy. rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2016/08/how-tinder-watching-and-sorting-our-intimacy).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Snowden film highlights critical issues of mass surveillance. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-09-19/lifestyle/snowden-review/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Graduate students facing cuts to funding packages. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-09-12/news/graduate-students-facing-cuts-to-funding-packages/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Universities can see your social media. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-09-08/opinions/universities-can-see-your-social-media/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Apple and FBI face off. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-03-30/lifestyle/the-apple-and-fbi-debacle/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Queen’s Alive has no place on campus. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-03-11/opinions/queens-alive-has-no-place-on-campus/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Homegrown medicinal marijuana. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-03-10/lifestyle/homegrown-medicinal-marijuana/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Web cam creeps and hackers: Are they really watching you? Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-02-29/lifestyle/cam-creeps-and-hackers-can-they-really-steal-your-web-cam/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. From hipster to yuuci: The transformation of a privileged generation. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-02-04/lifestyle/from-hipster-to-yuccie-the-transformation-of-a-privileged-generation/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. A guide to a strategic social media game. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-01-28/lifestyle/check-yourself-before-you-wreck-yourself/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2016. Digital cloaks of invisibility: how to be anonymous and secure online. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-01-08/lifestyle/digital-cloaks-of-invisibility-how-to-be-anonymous-and-secure-online/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2015. How to send nude photos safely. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-11-19/lifestyle/how-to-send-nude-photos-safely/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2015. Snowden visits campus via live feed. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-11-13/news/the-future-is-up-to-students-snowden-says/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2015. Edward Snowden to discuss global surveillance at Queen’s Model UN. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-11-09/news/edward-snowden-to-discuss-global-surveillance-with-queens-model-un/).

Curlew, Abigail. 2015. Legalizing Mary Jane. Queen’s Journal (https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-11-05/lifestyle/legalizing-mary-jane/).