Dr. Mike Larsen

Department of Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Mike Larsen is Co-managing Editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (www.jpp.org), a prisoner-authored peer-reviewed journal dedicated to experiential narratives and analysis related to spaces and practices of incarceration. His current research draws on a case study analysis of the Canadian security certificate regime to explore issues at the intersection of national security politics and contestations around access to information and secrecy. Mike has recently compiled an edited volume (with Kevin Walby) on ‘Brokering Access: Politics, Power and Freedom of Information in Canada’ (forthcoming, UBC Press). Other forthcoming works discuss systematic access to information (ATI) requests as a research technique for critical social science and questions of accountability and transparency related to collaborative security practices.