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Bryce Clayton Newell (PhD, Information Science, University of Washington; JD, Law, University of California Davis) is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. Bryce is trained as an information scientist (explaining what that means takes longer than you might expect) and academic lawyer, with a research agenda focused at the intersections of surveillance, privacy, policing, immigration, technology, information ethics and politics, and the law. Bryce has published four books (one monograph and three edited volumes), as well as more than 40 academic articles, book chapters, and published conference papers. He has also dabbled as a documentary filmmaker. Bryce is Co-Director of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) and Dialogue Editor for Surveillance & Society, the leading international scholarly journal dedicated to the study of surveillance in society. His book, "Police Visibility: Privacy, Surveillance, and the False Promise of Body-Worn Cameras" (University of California Press, 2021) is a socio-legal study of body-worn camera adoption by two police agencies in Washington State and was awarded the 2022 Book Award by the Surveillance Studies Network. Bryce has also recently edited another book on police body-worn cameras, "Police on Camera: Surveillance, Privacy, and Accountability" (Routledge, 2021).

Prior to coming to UO, Bryce was an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky's School of Information Science (and Sociology Department, by courtesy); postdoctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University's Law School (in the Netherlands); and, during his PhD program, Google Policy Fellow at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. He was also jointly appointed as a Senior Researcher at Utrecht University School of Law from May 2022 to September 2023.

His research has examined police adoption and use of body-worn cameras, bystanders recording police officers, the public disclosure of police surveillance records, the legal regulation of police surveillance, privacy law, migrant perceptions of state surveillance along the US-Mexico border, the information practices of undocumented migrants and humanitarian migrant-aid workers, and issues in copyright law. His documentary film and video production work has been exhibited at museums in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, and has been screened at film festivals and on university campuses across the United States. He has discussed his research on NPR (All Things Considered), written about body-worn cameras for Slate, and his research has been cited in a variety of outlets, including the New York Times Magazine.