If you want to do something about ICE and anti-immigrant surveillance in the USA then there is a job for you in Washington DC...

*This is a Masters / Pre-PhD level position*

Institute Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology - Georgetown University Law Center


The Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law is a think tank focused on privacy and surveillance law and policy—and the communities they affect. The Center is seeking a Institute Associate, which is a term position for 18 months, but may be extended upon mutual agreement if additional funding is secured by the Center. S/he conducts research, analyzes proposed policies, evaluates the effects of existing policies, and reports findings. S/he applies general level knowledge and principles of function to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of non-routine factors. Reporting to the Founding Director, and possibly reporting on a project-basis to other members of the Center's staff, the Institute Associate has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

Requirements and Qualifications

Preferred Requirements and Qualifications

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


David Murakami Wood

Japan Foundation Fellow, ‘Security and Tokyo 2020’, Meiji University, Tokyo (2019-20).

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Co-editor-in-Chief, Surveillance & Society, http://www.surveillance-and-society.org

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