Daniel Trottier is an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
His current research considers the use of digital media for the purposes of scrutiny, denunciation and shaming. Daniel is the PI of a five-year NWO-funded project on this topic, entitled “Digital Vigilantism: Mapping the terrain and assessing societal impacts”. He is also participating in a joint NSF/NWO project on mobile privacy, and has previously participated in two European Commission projects on security, privacy and digital media. Daniel has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics, as well as Social Media as Surveillance with Ashgate in 2012, Identity Problems in the Facebook Era with Routledge in 2013, and Social Media, Politics and the State (co-edited with Christian Fuchs) with Routledge in 2014.
Daniel previously held appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Digital Media at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster, as well as Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University Sweden, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Daniel completed a PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. His doctoral research focused on the impact of digital media on interpersonal and institutional surveillance practices. Daniel obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology at McGill University, and a MA in Sociology at Concordia University, both in Montreal, Canada.
David Myles & Daniel Trottier (2017) - Leveraging Visibility, Gaining Capital? Social Media Use in the Fight Against Child Abusers: The Case of The Judge Beauce - Social Media + Society, 3 (1) - doi: 10.1177/2056305117691998
Daniel Trottier (2015) - Coming to Terms with Social Media Monitoring: Uptake and Early Assessment - Crime, Media, Culture, 11 (3), 317-333 - doi: 10.1177/1741659015593390
Daniel Trottier (2015) - Social media intelligence, law enforcement, and OSINT: visions, constraints and critiques - European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18 (4-5), 530-547
Christian Fuchs & Daniel Trottier (2015) - Towards a Theoretical Model of Social Media Surveillance in Contemporary Society - Communications: the European journal of communication research (print), 40 (1), 113-135
Daniel Trottier (2014) - Crowdsourcing CCTV Surveillance on the Internet - Information, Communication and Society (print), 17 (5), 609-626 - doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2013.808359
K D Haggerty & Daniel Trottier (2013) - Surveillance and/of Nature: Monitoring Beyond the Human - Society & Animals, 23 (4), 400-420 - doi: 10.1163/15685306-12341304
Daniel Trottier (2014) - Big Data Ambivalence: Visions and Risks in Practice - Emerald Publishers
Christian Fuchs & Daniel Trottier (2013) - The Internet as Surveilled Workplayplace and Factory - Springer
Daniel Trottier (2015) - Sharing the Self - Publisher Art and Theory Publishing
Y (Yuting) Liao, Anouk Mols, J Vitak, M Zimmer, Daniel Trottier, PC Kumar & Jason Pridmore (2020) - When Does Data Collection and UseBecome a Matter of Concern? A Cross Cultural Comparison of American and Dutch People’s Privacy Attitudes
Daniel Trottier (2015) - Keynote Interpersonal surveillance and user-led policing on social platforms
Daniel Trottier (2017) - Sociality and Surveillance
Anouk Mols, Jason Pridmore & Daniel Trottier (2017) - Watching our neighbours: The negotiation of privacy in neighbourhoods
Daniel Trottier (2014) - Impact Assessment of Social Network Monitoring and Analysis Systems (SNMAS) - RESPECT Project (EC Grant no. 285582)
Daniel Trottier (2013) - Cost and Convenience Report of Social Network Monitoring and Analysis Systems (SNMAS) - RESPECT Project (EC Grant no. 285582)
Christoph Fuchs & Daniel Trottier (2013) - Social Media Surveillance & Society - PACT Privacy & Security Research Paper Series
Daniel Trottier (2012) - An Inventory and Evaluation of CCTV Internet Crowd-sourcing - PACT Privacy & Security Research Paper Series
Daniel Trottier (2012) - Inventory of Social Network Monitoring and Analysis Systems (SNMAS) - RESPECT Project (EC Grant no. 285582)
D Clément, W Silver & Daniel Trottier (2012) - The Evolution of Human Rights in Canada - Canadian Human Rights Commission
Daniel Trottier (2014) - Social Media Analytics: A Social Scientific Perspective - Social Media Data and Real Time Analytics Inquiry
Qian Huang, Rashid Gabdulhakov & Daniel Trottier (2019) - Online Scrutiny of People with ‘Nice Cars’: the Class Struggle in China and Beyond - The 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference
Daniel Trottier, Rashid Gabdulhakov & Qian Huang (2019) - Informing the Court of Public Opinion Through Mediated Scrutiny, Nationalism, and Denunciation - Comparative Media Studies in Today's World 7th International Conference
Daniel Trottier (2015) - Invited lecture Digital Vigilantism: Visibility as a Weapon - Centre de Recherches Internationales, Science Po
G Favarel-Garrigues, S Tanner & Daniel Trottier (2020) - Global crime (Journal)
Daniel Trottier (2013) - Surveillance Studies Network 2013 book prize