Shoshana Magnet is a SSHRC Doctoral Candidate and video artist at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Arts & Science at McMaster University, and her Master’s degree in Sociology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Her published work appears in The Journal of Communication Inquiry, New Media & Society, The Journal of Men’s Health and Gender, Qualitative Inquiry, Atlantis and Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme.

Her current research is a comparative project between US and Canada, in which she examines the development of biometrics for the prison industrial complex, their incorporation into the welfare system, and their current use at the border between Canada and the United States.