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Researcher

Lior Volinz

  • Research interest:

    Dr. Lior Volinz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Crime and Society (CRiS) research group, and a guest professor at the Department of Criminology at the VUB. His research interest includes surveillance and policing technologies, digital governance, the privatization and pluralization of security provision, and the governance of security in Israel/Palestine. Lior is working as a lead researcher in the research project 'Producing Urban Legibility: Mobile City Applications and the Local Governance of Minor Offences', and is a part of the SRP programme 'Crime & Society: New Challenges'.

    Lior holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2019), where he defended his dissertation titled ‘The Modular Security Toolbox – Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem’ at the department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. Lior holds a Joint MA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana and Stockholm University (2013, cum laude). He earned his BA in Media and History from Tel Aviv University (2010). Asides from his academic and professional work, Lior is continuously engaged with several organizations and campaigns to promote the political and social rights of Palestinians and Israelis alike.

    Lior can be reached at Lior.Volinz@vub.be

    Key Publications

    • Volinz, L., Steenhout, I., Beyens, K., & Melgaço, L. (2021). FixMyStreet! Een criminologisch-theoretisch perspectief op de afhandeling van overlast via mobiele applicaties. Panopticon, 42(6), 527.

    • Volinz, L. (2021). Uncertainty as a mode of governance: differentiating movement through Jerusalem’s checkpoints. Mobilities, 16:3, 289-305.

    • Volinz, L. (2021). Technical solutions to social problems: On digital participatory surveillance and the threat of the homeless. Criminiological Encounters, 4:1, 217-222.
    • Volinz, L. (2020). Performing the Home : Enacting Citizenship and Countering Jerusalem's Residency Revocation Policy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 45(6), 1073-1080.
    • Volinz, L. (2020). The Making and Unmaking of a Private Security Trade Union in Occupied East Jerusalem. Society for the Anthropology of Work. American Anthropological Association.

    • Volinz, L. (2019). The Modular Security Toolbox: Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Amsterdam.
    • Volinz, L. (2019). Crafting and reinforcing the state through security privatisation: territorialisation as a public–private state project in East Jerusalem, Policing and Society, 29(9), 1077-1090.
    • Volinz, L. (2018). Governance through Pluralization: Jerusalem’s Modular Security Provision, Security Dialogue, 49(6), 438-456.

    • Volinz, L. (2018). From Above and Below: Surveillance, Religion, and Claim-Making at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. Surveillance and Society, 16(4), 446-458.

    • Grassiani, E. & Volinz, L. (2016). Intimidation, reassurance and invisibility: Israeli security agents in the Old City of Jerusalem. Focaal (75). 

     

  • Keywords:Law (incl. notarial studies)
  • Disciplines:Private policing and security services, Urban and regional geography, Criminological theories
  • Users of research expertise:

    Dr. Lior Volinz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Crime and Society (CRiS) research group, and a guest professor at the Department of Criminology at the VUB. His research interest includes surveillance and policing technologies, digital governance, the privatization and pluralization of security provision, and the governance of security in Israel/Palestine. Lior is working as a lead researcher in the research project 'Producing Urban Legibility: Mobile City Applications and the Local Governance of Minor Offences', and is a part of the SRP programme 'Crime & Society: New Challenges'.

    Lior holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2019), where he defended his dissertation titled ‘The Modular Security Toolbox – Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem’ at the department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. Lior holds a Joint MA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana and Stockholm University (2013, cum laude). He earned his BA in Media and History from Tel Aviv University (2010). Asides from his academic and professional work, Lior is continuously engaged with several organizations and campaigns to promote the political and social rights of Palestinians and Israelis alike.

    Lior can be reached at Lior.Volinz@vub.be

    Key Publications

    • Volinz, L., Steenhout, I., Beyens, K., & Melgaço, L. (2021). FixMyStreet! Een criminologisch-theoretisch perspectief op de afhandeling van overlast via mobiele applicaties. Panopticon, 42(6), 527.

    • Volinz, L. (2021). Uncertainty as a mode of governance: differentiating movement through Jerusalem’s checkpoints. Mobilities, 16:3, 289-305.

    • Volinz, L. (2021). Technical solutions to social problems: On digital participatory surveillance and the threat of the homeless. Criminiological Encounters, 4:1, 217-222.
    • Volinz, L. (2020). Performing the Home : Enacting Citizenship and Countering Jerusalem's Residency Revocation Policy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 45(6), 1073-1080.
    • Volinz, L. (2020). The Making and Unmaking of a Private Security Trade Union in Occupied East Jerusalem. Society for the Anthropology of Work. American Anthropological Association.

    • Volinz, L. (2019). The Modular Security Toolbox: Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Amsterdam.
    • Volinz, L. (2019). Crafting and reinforcing the state through security privatisation: territorialisation as a public–private state project in East Jerusalem, Policing and Society, 29(9), 1077-1090.
    • Volinz, L. (2018). Governance through Pluralization: Jerusalem’s Modular Security Provision, Security Dialogue, 49(6), 438-456.

    • Volinz, L. (2018). From Above and Below: Surveillance, Religion, and Claim-Making at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. Surveillance and Society, 16(4), 446-458.

    • Grassiani, E. & Volinz, L. (2016). Intimidation, reassurance and invisibility: Israeli security agents in the Old City of Jerusalem. Focaal (75).