dr. J.H. (Jason ) Pridmore

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jason Pridmore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests are focused primarily on practices of digital identification, the use of new/social media and consumer data as surveillance practices, and digital (cyber) security issues. He has written extensively on marketing practices and information exchange and participates in research focused on privacy, data ethics, mobile devices, policing practices, citizenship, branding and quantified self movements. Jason currently participates in an advisory capacity for a range of European Union Research projects and Dutch funded projects on new technologies, privacy, and security issues. He is co-editor of Digitising Identities: Doing Identity in a Networked World published by Routledge press.

Prior to joining the department, he was the Senior Researcher on the DigIDeas project based in Maastricht, the Netherlands. This project examined the social and ethical implications of digital identification, with his research focusing specifically on consumer identity and identification practices and the use of new media in marketing practice. Jason received his PhD from the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University, Canada, in 2008. Before moving to the Netherlands, he worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow as part of The New Transparency Project within the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.


  • Mapping Mobile Privacy Project, Principal Investigator, NWO funded (2016-2019)
  • BIM-SPEED: Harmonised Building
    Information Speedway for Energy-Efficient Renovation, Data Security and Exploitation Manager, EU H2020 funded (2018-2022)
  • SecureHospitals, Research Partner, EU H2020 Funded (2018-2021) 

  • J.H. Pridmore (2017). The consumer–citizen nexus: Surveillance and concerns for an emerging citizenship. In J. Mackert & B.S. Turner (Eds.), The Transformation of Citizenship Vol. 2 (pp. 51-66). London: Routledge
  • I. van der Ploeg & J.H. Pridmore (2016). Introduction: Digitizing Identities. In I. van der Ploeg & J.H. Pridmore (Eds.), Digitizing Identities: Doing Identity in a Networked World (pp. 1-18). New York: Routledge
  • J.H. Pridmore (2016). A Social API for That: Market Devices and the Stabilization of Digital Identities. In I. van der Ploeg & J.H. Pridmore (Eds.), Digitizing Identities: Doing Identity in a Networked World (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society) (pp. 37-59). New York: Routledge
  • J.H. Pridmore & D. Trottier (2014). Extending the Audience: Social Media Marketing, Technologies and the Construction of Markets. In L. McGuigan & V. Manzerolle (Eds.), The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age (pp. 135-156). New York: Peter Lang
  • J.H. Pridmore (2013). Collaborative Surveillance: Configuring Contemporary Marketing Practice. In K. Ball & L. Snider (Eds.), The Surveillance Industrial Complex: A Political Economy of Surveillance (pp. 107-121). London: Routledge
  • J.H. Pridmore & D. Zwick (2013). The Rise of the Customer Database: From Commercial Surveillance to Customer Production. In R.W. Belk & R. Llamas (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption (pp. 102-112). London: Routledge
  • J.H. Pridmore (2012). Consumer Surveillance: Context, Perspectives and Concerns in the Personal Information Economy. In K. Ball, K. Haggerty & D. Lyon (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies (pp. 321-328). London: Routledge
  • J.H. Pridmore & D. Lyon (2011). Marketing as Surveillance: Assembling Consumers as Brands. In D Zwick (Ed.), Inside Marketing
  • J.H. Pridmore (2017, september 25). Surveillance and Privacy in relation to "The Circle". Erasmus University, Secrets are Lies: Circle Discussion hosted by Studium Generale.
  • J.H. Pridmore (2018). Surveillance and Social Justice (contributor). Report for 2017 Council: .
  • A.E. Mols & J.H. Pridmore (2018). “Work and personal life, they just blur together” Messaging apps and the amplification of workplace surveillance and context collapse. Surveillance Studies Network 8th Biennial Conference: Aarhus, Denmark (2018, juni 7 - 2018, juni 9).
  • A.E. Mols, J.H. Pridmore & D. Trottier (2017). Watching our neighbours: The negotiation of privacy in neighbourhoods. TILTing Perspectives: Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2017, mei 19).
  • A.E. Mols & J.H. Pridmore (2017). Citizens, safety and the precariousness of digital community initiatives. 4S 2017 STS (In)Sensibilities: Boston, United States (2017, september 1).
  • V. Niculescu Dinca & J.H. Pridmore (2015). Tracing the enactment of suspicion in ubiquitous sensor networks. "Privacy by design" in ANPR police practices. Computers, Privacy and Data Protection yearly conference: Brussels (2015, januari 22).
  • I. van der Ploeg & J.H. Pridmore (Ed.). (2014). Digitizing Identities. New York: Routledge

Editorial positions (7)

  • Marketing Theory

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Security Dialogue

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Information, Communication and Society (online)

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Ethics and Information Technology

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Krisis, tijdschrift voor actuele filosofie

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Surveillance & Society

    Associate Editor

  • Journal of Cultural Economy

    Ad Hoc Reviewer


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