Alana is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her PhD at Queen’s University in the Department of Sociology. Her dissertation, Surveillance Studies and the Surveilled Subject, was supervised by David Lyon.
Alana's research agenda involves an interdisciplinary program of empirical research, as demonstrated by a record of scholarship in criminology, surveillance studies and the social psychology of law. Her primary current research focuses on the effects of surveillance practices and technology on individuals and society in relation to the law, with an emphasis on: (1) surveillance procedures (particularly mechanisms at work in surveillance encounters); (2) outcomes of surveillance encounters on varied persons; and (3), the relationships between surveillance procedures and outcomes.