Prof. Hochman Awarded 2023 Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize

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Book cover for THE LISTENERS, featuring a martini glass with a surveillance transmitter hidden inside.

The English department is excited to announce that Professor Brian Hochman’s book THE LISTENERS: A HISTORY OF WIRETAPPING IN THE UNITED STATES (Harvard University Press, 2022) was awarded the international Surveillance Studies Network’s 2023 Book Prize.

In its citation, the prize committee praised THE LISTENERS as “superbly researched,” and characterized the book as a “fascinating, deep history of a surveillance technology from the days of the telegraph to the present” that “calls to question many long-standing assumptions about electronic surveillance and privacy.”

Congratulations, Professor Hochman!
Prof. Hochman’s Personal Website
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